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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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Campaigners celebrate MPs rejecting assisted dying bill

Campaigners against assisted dying celebrated outside Parliament after MPs overwhelmingly rejected new legislation supporting the idea.

People who had gathered to protest earlier in the day cheered and chanted as the result was announced.

Accompanied by a banging drum, they chanted: "Can you hear my heart beat?"

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