The citizens’ draft bill, put forward by an anti-abortion organisation, would see women jailed for 5 to 25 years for abortions.
Reproductive rights activists have held vigils this week as the family and lawyer of a 30-year-old who died in September say the ban’s chilling effect on doctors led to her death.
The protests were triggered by an October 22 ruling by Poland’s constitutional court that abortion in cases of severe fetal deformities was unconstitutional.
Final results showed more than 66 percent of voters in what has been a traditionally staunchly Catholic country backed repealing the constitutional ban on terminations since 1983.
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