AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cities and counties in Texas couldn’t partner with abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood under a bill moving quickly through the Republican-controlled Senate.

The measure sailed through committee Friday. The vote came one day after Planned Parenthood and others sued Texas over a new state law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

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Taxpayer money isn’t used to fund abortion procedures and Texas doesn’t allow abortion providers in a state-run program that offers health screenings for low-income women.

Republicans now want to prohibit local governments from partnering with abortion providers for events such as health fairs or giving them grant money.

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The bill is expected to clear the Senate next week.

The special 30-day legislative session ends in August.

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