AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A measure requiring women in Texas to get a sonogram before ending a pregnancy has passed the House.
The measure was adopted tentatively last week and Monday's 107-42 vote was largely procedural.
Democrats, who last week used procedural maneuvers to try to derail debate, were largely silent Monday as the measure passed without debate or discussion.
The legislation would require many women who want an abortion - even victims of sexual assault - to have an ultrasound probe inserted into their uteruses at least 24 hours before the procedure.
The Senate has passed a less stringent version and the two bills must be reconciled before going to Perry for his signature.
The vote was largely along party lines, with only a handful of Democrats voting for it.
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