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MPs reject Assisted Dying Bill in face of 'public support'

MPs voted against enshrining the right to die in British law. Credit: PA

MPs have overwhelmingly rejected a bill which would have allowed doctors to help some terminally ill people end their lives.

But campaigners for change who claim the public overwhelmingly support assisted dying.

ITV News UK Editor Rohit Kachroo reports:

Unhindered by party discipline and guided by their own views they rejected calls to allow people to legally assist others to end their lives.

One MP was reduced to tears as she recounted her husband's suffering during the last years of his life,

A total of 330 MPs voted against the Assisted Dying Bill, with 118 in favour of it, a majority of 212 - meaning that it is unlikely to be debated in the commons anytime soon.

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