"If this is one way to help these families and these kids be able to control their seizures or prevent them, where these kids can get on with their lives or start developing in a normal way ... if it can do that under all of the narrow circumstances outlined in this legislation, we need to do it for all of the right reasons," said Senate President Pam Jochum, D-Dubuque.
"They used the language they thought would fit at the time," Mrs. Jochum said. "We do know a whole lot more today. We now understand mental illness. There is absolutely no reason our constitution should refer to these people as idiots, because they're not."