Entire piece: Barbara Coombs Lee in Bloomington-Normal

“Advocates for medically-assisted suicide are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to pass a “death with dignity” law.

Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion and Choices, will be leading a discussion about end-of-life choices at Illinois State University’s Alumni Center on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. She said anyone who is suffering a terminal illness should have the option to take their own life peacefully.

“Most illnesses are gradually progressive and sometimes enter an extremely long, a prolonged dying stage,” Coombs Lee said.”