AUSTIN - Texas has been on the front line in the national war over abortion, and after several hours on Tuesday, the House provisionally approved the abortion bill.
In a sometimes graphic debate, the Texas House squared off on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
A final, and formal vote is scheduled for Wednesday.
The abortion bill was provisionally passed Tuesday night with 98 ayes and 49 nays.
It's a version of the same bill that Sen. Wendy Davis famously filibustered in June.
Texas is one of a dozen other states banning abortions at 20 weeks.
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