2011 Alaska Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (2011)

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DIMOND COURT HOUSE
DEPARTMENT OF LAW                 P.O. BOX 110300
JLNEAU, ALASKA 99811-0300
PHONE: (907) 465-3600
FAX: (907) 465-2539
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GEAERAL
January 10, 2011
The Honorable Mead Treadwell
Lieutenant Governor
P.O. Box 110015
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0015
Re:   Review of 1ONRTL Initiative Application
A.G. File No: JU2010-201-984
Dear Lieutenant Governor Treadwell:
You have asked us to review an application for an initiative entitled The Natural
Right to Life Initiative. The application was received by your office on November 12,
2010. Under AS 15.45.070, you have 60 days from the date of receipt, or until
January 11, 2011, to either certify the application or notify the initiative committee of the
grounds for denial.
In brief, we have completed our legal review and find that the application
proposes a bill that is clearly unconstitutional and therefore recommend that you not
certify the application. Our detailed analysis follows.
I.    SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED BILL
The proposed bill provides:
Natural Right to Life Initiative
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
*Section 1. AS 18. is amended by adding a new chapter to read:
Chapter. 18.01. Natural Right to Life.
*Section. 18.01.01. Natural Right to Life. The State of Alaska shall
protect the natural right to life and body of all mankind from the beginning
of biological development. We the People affirm that the natural right to

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