Assisted dying bill overwhelmingly rejected by MPs
After the debate, MPs vote 330 to 118 against changing law, in first Commons vote on assisted dying for 20 years. The House of Commonsrejected the assisted dying bill introduced by Rob Marris, a Labour MP
The house of Lords discussed the arguments in the last parliament, when Lord Falconer introduced an assisted dying bill that would have allowed doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live. They were evenly split when the bill was given its second reading and the legislation was nodded through to committee stage without division.
However, it was held up by amendments and ran out of time before the end of the last parliament. After the election, Falconer suggested his proposals would have more of a chance if they were taken up by an MP in the Commons.Even if MPs had voted in favour, the bill had only a slim chance of becoming law because David Cameron had indicated he was not in favour of legalising assisted dying. Any private member’s bill needs some degree of support from the government to allow it time for debate.
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