A restrictive abortion bill is heading to the floor of the Texas Senate after the state's House of Representatives approved the legislation Wednesday on a 96-49 vote.
The Republican-dominated House voted mostly along party lines, a day after more than 10 hours of debate. Lawmakers rejected all proposed amendments to the bill.
House Bill 2 would ban abortion 20 weeks or longer after conception, require doctors performing the procedure to have hospital-admitting privileges within 30 miles, require abortions to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers and regulate abortion-inducing drugs, among other restrictions.
The House provisionally approved the bill Tuesday night. Wednesday's formal vote lacked the surging crowds of activists that have inundated the state Capitol in recent days, according to video of the scene in Austin on WFAA-TV.