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MPs overwhelmingly reject Assisted Dying Bill

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

The Commons voted against giving a second reading to the Assisted Dying Bill by 330 to 118 - a majority of 212.

MPs on both sides of the house shared personal stories and strong views during the near five-hour debate.

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Cameron warns of 'dangers' of new assisted dying law

David Cameron has warned of the "dangers" of an assisted dying law leading to an increase in euthanasia.

David Cameron said he doesn't 'see a case' for the bill. Credit: PA

Speaking in Leeds as MPs debate the bill in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said he would not be supporting it but the matter was a "conscience issue".

He said: "I don't see a case for this measure. I don't want to see an expansion of euthanasia in our country. I think there are dangers and so I don't support it.

"If the Bill makes more progress there will be further opportunities to scrutinise this legislation, ask difficult questions about it and to examine the whole subject, which I think is what the nation wants us to do."

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