(Associated Press) — Poland’s lawmakers rejected a proposal to liberalize the country’s strict abortion law Wednesday and voted to continue work on further toughening the rules.
The opposing approaches were embodied in two separate draft laws proposed by different civic groups.
The current law outlaws abortions in all but the most exceptional cases and only up to the 12th week of pregnancy. Abortion is allowed only when a woman’s health or life is in danger, a pregnancy results from crime, or a baby is irreparably damaged.
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