Bismarck—Physicians specializing in women’s health released a statement today confirming that Measure 1 will not impact In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures.
The experts note that North Dakota law does not prohibit IVF services. It is legal for IVF procedures to be performed in the state, and Measure 1 contains no language regulating IVF procedures.
“Unfortunately, opponents of Measure 1, which the North Dakota legislature placed on the ballot to protect the state’s common sense pro-life laws have tried to use scare tactics and lies about IVF in order to confuse voters because they don’t want to talk about the real issues,” said Janne Myrdal, chair of ND Choose Life.
“With this statement from respected physicians, North Dakotans will be able to read for themselves that Measure 1 won’t impact IVF patients or doctors,” added Myrdal.” “And folks across the state will be able to understand that common sense laws such parental notification before a minor daughter can have an abortion, and prohibiting abortions because the baby is the ‘wrong’ sex are at risk if Measure 1 fails to pass,” Myrdal concluded.
To read the full statement, go to ND IVF Whitepaper101614final
Bismarck—Over twenty hospitals and nursing homes across North Dakota today announced their support for Measure 1, which protects the inalienable right to life of every human being.
“We are very pleased that major hospitals and health facilities that care for the elderly and who deal with end-of-life care issues on a daily basis are standing up to support Measure 1,” said Janne Myrdal, Chair of ND Choose Life. “They realize that our constitution should be clear that every citizen of our state, no matter their age or health, is entitled to have their inalienable right to life recognized and protected.”
A list of those hospitals and health facilities that have endorsed Measure 1 can be found here healthcare endorsees. They join fourteen experts in end-of-life care issues from the fields of law, aging and health care who have previously reported that Measure 1 will not impact end of life issues.
“The false ads on the air now making reckless claims about Measure 1 and end-of-life care are coming from the out-of-state abortion industry, which is funding the opposition campaign with over $1 million in abortion money,” Myrdal said. “They are lying in their ads. That’s why it’s so important that the health facilities and hospitals who know the truth have stood up and endorsed Measure 1.
Myrdal noted that a court ruling last year creating a virtually unlimited right to abortion could also be used to impose assisted suicide in North Dakota.
“Right next door in Montana, a judge used an abortion ruling like what’s happened here to create a constitutional right to helping kill someone. The last thing our frail elderly need at the end of life is someone who finds them to be a burden to pressure them into suicide. Measure 1 will protect that from happening,” she said.
October 6, 2014
ND Choose Life, the broad-based campaign in support of Measure 1, ran full page ads in the Fargo Forum and Bismarck Tribune featuring comments from elder care experts who confirm that Measure 1 will not impact the ability of North Dakotans or their families to make health care decisions at the end-of-life.
The ad references a report by 14 experts in aging, law, health care and guardianship who have studied end-of-life issues and concluded that passage of the amendment will not impact health care decisions and end-of-life care in North Dakota.
A version of the ad is now available as a letter-size parish bulletin insert.
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Measure 1 was placed on the ballot by a majority of North Dakota’s legislators to protect laws that we asked them to pass. These laws protect unborn life, women’s health, and parental involvement, as well prevent taxpayer funding for abortion on demand. These are laws the U.S. Supreme Court said we could enact.
Bismarck, ND – ND Choose Life, the broad-based coalition supporting passage of Measure 1 on the November ballot, today blasted Planned Parenthood for contributing over $1 million to defeat Measure 1 on the November ballot. Planned Parenthood groups, all of which are based out of state, contributed $1,059,400 – a stunning 95% of all contributions received by North Dakotans Against Measure 1, the group opposing Measure 1. Contributions to kill Measure 1 were received from Planned Parenthood organizations in California, Illinois, Michigan, Utah, Montana, Vermont and Minnesota.
“The lights have now been turned on the campaign opposing Measure 1, proving that it’s not about made up issues like end-of-life care and IVF procedures, but rather about the out-of-state abortion industry coming into our state to impose their will on the people of North Dakota,” said Janne Myrdal, Chair of ND Choose Life. “Why are Planned Parenthood groups, including those from California, Illinois and Michigan, contributing 95% of the funds raised by our opponents? Because Measure 1 stops them from imposing an unlimited right to abortion under the state constitution.”
ND Choose Life, the committee supporting Measure 1, reported raising $593,601, with all but $2,700 coming from donors in North Dakota. All told, NDAM1 raised $1,118,063 but only $57,013 in reported contributions (5%) came from North Dakotans. These figures include contributions listed on 48 hour reports also made public today.
“The campaign reports offer a telling story of Measure 1,” Myrdal said. “Measure 1 was put on the ballot by the legislature and nearly 100% of the funds supporting it come from North Dakotans. Meanwhile, nearly 100% of the funds opposing it come from out-of-state abortion groups. That tells you all you need to know. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, does not care one whit about North Dakota values or issues like end-of-life care or IVF. They care about abortion, and the more of them the better. They are fighting to uphold a court ruling that could eventually invalidate all the pro-life laws on the books in our state. Measure 1 stops them, which is why it’s so critical that voters pass it.”
Advertising reports from the Federal Communications Commission show that NDAM1 has booked television commercials beginning on Monday, spending nearly $500,000.
“North Dakotans should realize when they see the false charges about Measure 1 beginning on Monday, that this is all coming from the out-of-state abortion industry,” said Myrdal. “They are going to make all kinds of false claims that are designed to scare voters into opposing Measure 1 which is on the ballot to protect our existing laws. We hope that every time a North Dakotan sees one of the NDAM1 commercials they think ‘out of state abortion industry’ and change the channel.”
And they don’t even have a clinic in our state!