The Polish parliament has voted to cease work on a legislative proposal brought forward by the socially-liberal Palikot's Movement (RP), which would have liberalized the country's laws regarding abortions, reports Rzeczpospolita.
The parliament, dominated by conservative MPs, will now instead move ahead with a bill initiated by the conservative Solidarna Polska (SP) which would further restrict abortion with new legislation.
The liberal bill was rejected by 365 MPs, compared to just 60 in support and seven abstaining from the vote. The bill aimed to grant pregnant women the power to be able to decide to terminate their pregnancies in the first trimester without restrictions.
MPs also voted to consider making it illegal to terminate pregnancies because of known fetal impairment.
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