Senate bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide stalled in legislature

In August 1997, Barbara McGuire held her father’s hand as he died from a chronic lung disease.

“When I sat there holding his hand and watching him take his last breath and struggling to breathe and suffocate to death, it was more than I could bear,” Sen. McGuire (D-8) said. “I felt like I was letting him down. There was nothing I could do.”

Now, McGuire is a state senator, so there is something she can do. Along with a few other Democratic legislators, she’s