North Dakota Abortion Initiative, Measure 1 (1972)

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The North Dakota Abortion Initiative, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1][2]The measure would have allowed physicians to terminate pregnancies within the following criteria:[3]

  • The gestation was not more than 20 weeks.
  • The woman had consented.
  • The woman was 18 years old or more.
  • The woman's husband or legal guardian had consented.
  • The woman had resided in the state for at least 90 days prior to the date of termination.
  • The abortion was performed in a hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on accreditation of Hospitals or at a medical facility approved for that purpose by the State Department of Health.
  • No hospital or person could be placed under duty to participate in the termination.
  • No one could be discriminated against in employment or professional privileges because of objecting to participate.

Election results

North Dakota Measure 1 (1972)
Defeatedd No204,85276.59%
Yes 62,604 23.41%

Election results via: Legislative Manual, Official Vote of North Dakota General Election, 1972

Text of measure

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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