Ted Cruz says Texas Pro-Life law constitutional, should be upheld on appeal

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement in reaction to a federal judge’s decision to block part of a recently signed Texas law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals:

I hope the Fifth Circuit will uphold Texas’ reasonable law protecting the health of Texas women and unborn children.

Texas passed commonsense legislation to protect the health of women and their unborn children.

This law is constitutional and consistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent protecting the life and health of the mother and child.

I hope the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold Texas’ reasonable law.