GOP senators on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill to repeal most of the Obama administration’s restrictions on abortion access and allow some exceptions.
But they said the bill was not yet a final product and needed more time to be worked out.
The bill, which would allow abortions up to 26 weeks of pregnancy, would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, and it would impose strict new regulations on clinics that perform abortions, requiring them to meet strict standards for staffing, technology and quality of care.
The legislation would also require clinics to have a waiting period of at least 48 hours before admitting patients, as well as provide for a mandatory waiting period after a fetus has suffered more than 20 days of severe trauma or complications.
It is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to try to repeal the restrictions.
Democrats have vowed to block the legislation.
The Senate voted 67-34 on Wednesday to move the bill forward on a party-line vote.
The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill in February, and the measure is expected to be approved by the full chamber in a matter of days.
Democrats have said the measures are an attack on women’s health, and abortion rights groups are expected to continue to fight the legislation in court.
The measure has drawn criticism from Planned Parenthood, which has said the measure violates federal law, while Republican lawmakers have said they will not support the bill.