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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.

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The bill passed Tuesday is the first abortion law to clear the Senate since Wendy Davis temporarily sidetracked sweeping restrictions with a nearly 13-hour filibuster in 2013.

The Senate this time was a far different scene. The gallery was mostly empty and the bill quickly passed along party lines after Democrats raised only brief objections.

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About two dozen states already prohibit abortion coverage under plans purchased through the federal marketplace.

Republicans say it prevents other insured Texans from paying for a procedure they believe is morally wrong.

Unlike two years ago, abortion has been a relatively quiet issue in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session.

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