The measure cleared the Senate late Tuesday night on a 20-10 vote and now heads to the House before lawmakers conclude their special special next week.
Republicans abandon an attempt to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Facing two and maybe three opponents, the Texas lieutenant governor talks about addressing state needs, not just saving money.
Republican state senators adopted the state's temporary political maps on a party-line vote Wednesday, rejecting changes proposed by Democrats and setting the stage for what will likely be years of lawsuits.
Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday added new abortion regulations to the Legislature's special session workload, measures long pushed by conservatives that could signal two weeks of fierce ideological debate after an unusually harmonious regular session.