A bill to ban most abortions was rejected Friday by a state Senate committee, but the sponsor said he expects the full Senate will take up the measure anyway.

The Judiciary Committee voted 6-1 against the abortion measure, which cleared the House by an overwhelming margin two weeks ago.The measure would allow abortion only in cases involving rape, incest, a danger to the physical health of the woman or when a doctor determines that a fetus is severely mentally or physically handicapped. A rape victim who waits more than seven days to report the attack would not be allowed an abortion.