Poland’s lawmakers reject plan to ease strict abortion law

In this Oct. 3, 2016 file photo a sea of thousands of umbrellas of women and men participating in a nationwide “Black Monday” strike in protest of a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion in Warsaw. The massive protests that were held across the largely Catholic nation have led the conservative government to abandon the new legislation. The lawmakers opened debate on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, on a renewed ban proposal, and on an opposing proposal to liberalize the current strict law. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

WARSAW, Poland — 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.