Using a procedural maneuver the full Senate killed the controversial "personhood" measure that had just been approved by the Senate Education and Health Committee earlier in the day.
On a 24-14 vote the chamber re-referred the bill back to committee and passed it by for the year.
Following approval in the Senate committee earlier protests against the measure got heated - with protesters being removed from both the General Assembly Building and Capitol grounds.
Their ranks swelled to nearly 500 people as they came back and lined the walk between the GAB and Capitol as lawmakers made their way between the two buildings. This was a repeat of Monday's silent protest when roughly 1,200 people lined the walk.
This time however, protesters cheered wildly and thanked Democratic lawmakers who have been vocal opponents of anti-abortion measures this session - only remaining silent as GOP lawmakers passed.