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A controversial bill that would have made it legal for the terminally ill to end their lives has been defeated in the House of Commons.

MPs voted 330 to 118 to reject the Assisted Dying Bill, which had been introduced by Labour MP Rob Marris.

It was the first time in nearly 20 years that MPs had looked at Britain’s euthanasia laws and the proposed change was always likely to face fierce opposition from within Parliament…..

…..Hundreds of passionate campaigners, both for and against, gathered outside Parliament before the vote.

After the vote, Care Not Killing campaign director Peter Saunders said: “They have done this because they have witnessed mission creep in the tiny number of places that have changed the law to allow assisted suicide and euthanasia – countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and the American state of Oregon.”

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