The Texas Democratic Party responded to Abbott’s lawsuit. Here’s what they had to say:

“Rick Perry and Greg Abbott are wagering women’s health in their political game of chicken. Rick Perry’s trying to blame his war on women on the federal government but no one’s buying it. Texans have had enough of Perry’s cruel charade. Perry and Abbott should admit they made an epic mistake and stop wasting taxpayer dollars to pay for these purely political lawsuits. It’s sickening that Perry and Abbott are taking their war on women to this level.”