Entries by krhanson

Former U.S. Rep. Pomeroy: Measure 1 too ambiguous

As published in the Grand Forks Herald and Dickinson Press on 10/25/14 In the past 14 months, my wife, Mary, and I have each lost a parent in advanced age, and I lost my sister due to cancer. As their lives came to an end, we found the end-of-life care offered by compassionate and skilled […]

Letter: For us, measure is personal

As published in the Fargo Forum on 10/25/14 We have always considered our infertility a private, personal matter. It was something we only discussed with our closest friends and family members. That all changed for us during the 2013 North Dakota legislative session. District 35 Sen. Margaret Sitte, R-Bismarck, sponsored a bill that would make freezing […]

Ashcroft compares apples to oranges

John Ashcroft flew into North Dakota to support Measure 1 this week. However, Ashcroft compared apples to oranges by saying Missouri passed a law with “similar” language as Measure 1. The two are fundamentally different from each other. As Prairie Public points out (below), Missouri’s law is a statute with specific definitions and limitations, while Measure […]

LETTER: Measure 1 confusion starts with careless grammar

As published in the Grand Forks Herald on Oct. 23, 2014 By Richard Betting from Valley City Know how you’re voting on Measure 1? It’s the grammar of Measure 1 that’s a problem, not just the ambiguous words. Look at it again: “The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of […]

Letter: Measure 1 would affect the region

As published in the Fargo Forum on 10/22/14 By Deb Seaberg from Detroit Lakes, Minn. I live in Minnesota, and I’m sure you’re wondering how North Dakota Measure 1 would affect me and my family. If Measure 1 passes, I’m going to be very hesitant about bringing my elderly mother to any of the hospitals […]

Letter from Bob Wefald: Measure 1 seen as route to litigation

As published in the Bismarck Tribune on 10/22/14 by Bob Wefald, Bismarck Measure 1 is about abortion. Period. The parameters of allowable abortions have already been set for years by the decisions of our United States Supreme Court and thousands of federal and state court decisions all across America. That “horse has left the barn!” […]

Letter from Dr. Booth: Confusion swirls around Measure 1

As published in the Bismarck Tribune on 10/22/14 By Dr. A. Michael Booth, Bismarck Over the past several months, we have seen a furious debate over Measure 1. Opponents have pointed out multiple potential unintended consequences this law might create, some perhaps frivolous, but many that are also quite troubling. Supporters have generally denied these […]

Letter: Protect private medical decisions

As printed in the Bismarck Tribune on 10/22/14 by Suzie Kramer-Brenna, Bismarck When my father — a North Dakota native, a lifelong Christian and a former rural North Dakota community health care administrator — was hospitalized in the final stage of his brave fight with lung cancer, he and his family wanted to be sure […]