Letter: Broad language mandates a ‘no’
Measure 1 needs to be defeated because of its broad language.
If this measure passes, it will end up in court because existing laws will conflict with interpretations that say it affects end-of-life care. This will cost North Dakota a lot of money to defend a measure that could have been written specifically for fetuses by saying, “The inalienable right to life of every human being from conception to birth must be recognized and protected.”
The writers of the measure chose broad, over-specific language, and this raises too many concerns. For this reason, Measure 1 needs to be defeated.