The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has voted down a citizen's draft law on the safe termination of pregnancy.
The leader of Women’s Strike, the organisation that spearheaded mass abortion protests last year, has presented a bill liberalising abortion laws to the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament.
The Polish government spokesman has said a civil initiative bill liberalising abortion laws stands "no chance" of further processing in parliament.
A second high-profile case of a pregnant woman's death in hospital has raised new concerns about the impact of the strict abortion laws in Poland.
Poland's Sejm, lower house of parliament, on Thursday rejected on the first reading a bill which called for life sentences for doctors who perform abortions.
An inspection carried out by the National Health Fund (NFZ) into the death of a woman who died from pregnancy complications found numerous irregularities in the organisation, implementation and quality of patient services at the hospital that treated her.
The health minister has said he opposes a bill calling for life sentences for doctors who perform abortions.
The European Parliament (EP) in a Thursday resolution called on Poland to change its abortion laws, which ban nearly all pregnancy terminations.
On Saturday afternoon a protest under the slogan "Not a single one more" set out from the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw after the death of a 30-year-old woman due to pregnancy complications.
The management of a hospital in the southern Polish town of Pszczyna has suspended the contracts of the two doctors who were on duty when a pregnant woman died of sceptic shock in September, the hospital announced on Friday.