Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused the Obama administration of “holding women’s health hostage” for the sake of a “pro-abortion agenda,” after the federal government rejected the state’s bid to block Planned Parenthood from a family planning program.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services turned down the state’s effort to renew an initiative known as the Women’s Health Program. The state program has for several years offered Medicaid assistance for low-income women to seek family planning services, but the Texas government drafted new restrictions aimed at squeezing out Planned Parenthood.