Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, called a federal judge’s Friday decision to strike down stricter medical regulations on abortion and the clinics a “real war on women.”
The bill, which was signed by Gov. Rick Perry last July, would place limits on abortions after 20 weeks and set tighter safety standards on abortion clinics in the state.
“Today’s decision is a setback and would allow abortion facilities to continue operating under substandard conditions — that is a real war on women,” Mr. Cruz, who is considering a bid for president in 2016, wrote on his Facebook page.
The new standards, set to begin on Monday, would have effectively shut down many clinics across the sprawling state, particularly hitting those outside a handful of big cities, according to the Texas Tribune.