Polish Parliament rejects bill proposing stricter abortion law
October 26, 2012
Poland's MPs rejected a draft amendment to the abortion law banning abortion if the fetus shows that the child may suffer serious handicap.
The draft had been submitted by right-wing party Solidary Poland (SP), a break-away from the main opposition conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party.
A total of 245 of MPs voted against the bill, 184 voted in favor, while 10 withheld.
Despite the appeals of PM Donald Tusk to his party colleagues to vote against the bill, 14 Civic Platform (PO) MPs voted alongside with SP and PiS.