Florida's legislature approved an abortion bill similar to a Texas law that is being reviewed by the Supreme Court.
The Republican-controlled state Senate passed the bill Wednesday largely along party lines, according to the Associated Press. The bill creates new restrictions for abortion clinics and providers in the state.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott has not announced whether he will sign it, according to Reuters.
If the bill becomes law, it would force abortion clinics to meet requirements for ambulatory surgical centers and abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The bill also would revise the requirements for the disposal of fetal remains, a nod to a series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and donation of aborted fetal body parts.
Similar requirements are in a 2013 Texas law that the Supreme Court is deciding. The number of abortion clinics in Texas has been cut in half since the law was approved.
Proponents say that such laws are necessary to protect women's health, while opponents charge it is a backdoor attempt to restrict abortion and presents undue burdens on women.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Texas law last week, and a decision is expected in June. The justices could split 4-4 since the court is shorthanded due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
If that happens, a lower court ruling upholding the law would stand but wouldn't affect other state laws such as one in Louisiana.
The court issued an order earlier this month that blocked Louisiana's law from going into effect until a decision on the Texas case, Whole Women's Health vs. Cole, is made.