A measure that overhauls Medicaid also bans state funding for hospital districts that finance abortions except in cases where the life of the mother is at risk, and where a fetus has a severe abnormality.
That stalled the measure Tuesday, when a group of lawmakers led by Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, complained that the language on fetal abnormalities was too broad.
But Hughes said Thursday that modified language produced by a conference committee and defining a fetus abnormality as "incompatible with life outside the womb" was now narrow enough to break the impasse. He said, "we have a deal."
The House should take up the bill Friday.