One of the more emotional debates in politics is over a woman's right to chose, and the anti-choice movement was dealt a brutal blow this week when Democrats in the Senate voted against banning abortion after 20 weeks. In response, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz decided to vent his frustration on social media.

Cruz's rant

On Monday, Republicans in the Senate attempted to pass a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks. The bill has been championed by Donald Trump, who earlier this month became the first sitting president to address the ant-abortion March for Life event.

Despite holding a majority in the Senate, Republicans were unsuccessful as Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski broke from the GOP to vote against advantaging the bill. Commenting on results of the vote was Ted Cruz who did so in a series of tweets on January 30.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, Ted Cruz voiced his displeasure at Democrats not voting to approve a 20-week abortion ban. The Tea Party senator called out Democrats, describing their actions of supporting abortion as "shameful," while accusing those who voted against the ban of not wanting to "protect" the lives of a fetus.

Ted Cruz went on to say that banning the practice of abortion as "crucial in the fight for human dignity," sticking to the usual talking points used by those who consider themselves as "pro-life." The Texas senator didn't stop there, going as far as calling the ban in question "reasonable legislation."

Double down

"The child can suck his thumb and yawn.

It can certainly feel pain," Ted Cruz wrote in yet another post, before tweeting that he "hopes and prays" that Democrats will soon have a change in heart. Despite Cruz's rhetoric, only 1.8 percent of abortions take place after 20 weeks, with nearly all due because of the life of the mother or fetus being at risk, according to date from Planned Parenthood.

As of press time, it's unknown whether or not Republicans will draw up another bill with the hope of getting it passed the Senate and eventually to the president's desk for his signature.

The issue of abortion and a woman's right to decide what to do with her pregnancy is far from over and remains one of the hottest political and social issues of the day. With Donald Trump set to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, it's expected that the president will speak about abortion rights at some point during his speech.