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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) The Obama Administration on Thursday said it would begin Canada Goose Coats On Sale shutting down a program that provides health care for more than 100,000 low income women Canada Goose Parka in Texas because the state will not allow funding Canada Goose Online for clinics canada goose clearance sale that canada goose factory sale provide uk canada goose abortion services. Health and Human Services cheap Canada Goose Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the federal government would buy canada goose jacket withdraw funding for Texas Health Program canada goose coats after state lawmakers last year enacted the abortion funding prohibition.

the state is implementing a restriction in the freedom of choice of providers in their canadian goose jacket Women Health Program that is not permitted under federal law, we have no choice cheap canada goose but to not renew their program, said Cindy Mann, the director of the Centers for Medicare canada goose uk black friday and Medicaid Services, a federal agency that administers the canada goose clearance government run healthcare programs for the elderly and poor.

both canada goose coats on sale agree that this has been a very valuable program canada goose for women in Texas, and we very much regret taking this step, Mann said.

Texas is the first state to have its Medicaid Family Planning Canada Goose online Demonstration Program canceled by the federal government. The program provides basic canada goose uk shop medical services, including breast and cervical cancer screening, cheap canada goose uk and birth control, for 130,000 of the state poorest women,

The conflict began when the Texas Legislature inserted a pill into the Medicaid funding bill passed in 2011, which mandates Canada Goose Jackets that no funding under the program go to any facility that provides abortion services, even if no state money directly paid for Canada Goose Outlet abortions.

If the federal government did not agree to the waiver, the language requires that the program be discontinued.

Mann said that was unacceptable.

language would restrict women ability to choose which provider they see for critical services, because that provider offers other services which are not part of the program, nor even paid for by the program, Mann said.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, decried the move.

is the height Canada Goose sale of political posturing for the Obama Administration to put the interests of abortion providers and their affiliates, like Planned Parenthood, over the well being of more than 100,000 buy canada goose jacket cheap low income Texas women, Perry said uk canada goose outlet in a statement Thursday.

will not stand by and let this administration abandon these Texas women to advance canada goose uk outlet its canada goose store political agenda, Perry said. will fund these services with or canada goose black friday sale without the federal government.

The federal government pays about 90 percent of the cost of the program.

Mann said the administration will begin a two stage process of winding down federal participation in the Texas program over nine months, to any disruption in coverage for women enrolled in the program.