- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Advocates are holding their annual “Assembly for Life” rally this weekend to urge lawmakers to reject an assisted suicide bill.

The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.

The rally will focus on a bill under consideration by the Massachusetts House that would let doctors prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

The bill would require that the patient have a terminal illness or condition that can reasonably be expected to cause death within six months. The patient must self-administer the drugs.

Massachusetts Citizens for Life President Anne Fox calls the bill a “threat to people with disabilities, people who are elderly or sick and those who already lack adequate health care.”

A similar question was put to voters on the 2012 ballot and lost narrowly.

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