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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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MPs vote against assisted dying bill after Commons debate

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

A total of 330 MPs voted against the Assisted Dying Bill, with 118 in favour of it, a majority of 212.

MPs threw out Labour MP Rob Marris' Private Members' Bill following a lengthy and an at times emotional debate in the House of Commons.

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