The Obama administration -- aided by friendly press (like this
) -- have been trying to further a meme that Republicans are alienating female voters (even waging a "war on women"!) because they believe that religious institutions should not be forced by the federal government to surrender their rights of conscience.
In retaliation, the administration has withdrawn all federal funding for the program -- which is intended to provide health care for women who can't otherwise afford it. In other words, the Obama administration is willing to let poor women suffer in order to punish Texas for refusing to direct taxpayer money toward abortion providers.
Now, what's that again about Republicans waging war on women?!