LOWELL GRISHAM: Protect the vulnerable

Issue 1 on November ballot represents skewed values

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 1 a.m.

How much is my 6-year-old granddaughter's life worth? How much is my 39-year-old daughter's life worth? If Arkansas passes the constitutional amendment titled "Issue 1" in November, their worth would be capped arbitrarily at $500,000 each. If either my granddaughter or daughter were injured or killed by another's negligence, no matter how much physical or psychological pain they might endure, the value of their non-economic suffering would be $500,000 or less.

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