Hillary Clinton hails Supreme Court abortion ruling as 'a victory for women'
US Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton addresses supporters in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25, 2016 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday praised the Supreme Court ruling striking down Texas abortion restrictions as "a victory for women in Texas and across America."

"This fight isn't over: The next president has to protect women's health. Women won't be 'punished' for exercising their basic rights," she said in a tweet, a dig at Republican candidate Donald Trump, who once suggested women who get illegal abortions should face "some sort of punishment."

(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)