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Georgia 27,451 sold/renewed from 9/1/2006 thru 3/31/2012, raising $274,510.
(State Cost $35 annually, of which $10 goes to the cause.)
The Choose Life license is available at your local motor vehicle office. The goal is to channel resources into frontline life-affirming agencies to increase the one to two percent of abortion vulnerable women choosing adoption for their children.
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan motorists might soon be able help others choose life if legislation the Senate Transportation Committee approved today with a 7-0 bi-partisan vote becomes law.
Senate Bill 600, sponsored by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton), would authorize the creation of a Choose Life specialty vehicle license plate. Funds raised from the sale of the plates would go to support organizations and projects that promote abortion-alternatives.
“Michigan residents have long supported policies that encourage alternatives to abortion and our Choose Life license plate program echoes that sentiment,” said Colbeck. “It will provide drivers a way to promote abortion alternatives and protect the lives of the most helpless members of our society.”
The Choose Life plate will go, in part, to support pregnancy resource centers that provide direct material support to pregnant women and their babies. These centers not only provide maternity clothing, baby clothes, diapers, cribs, car seats, toys and other items, they also teach parenting skills and do much to encourage the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.
Funding will also provide opportunities to promote adoption and educate the public and at-risk groups about abortion alternatives. Special outreach efforts to teens and college students will be an important aspect of community education.
Choose Life Michigan is a special committee of Right to Life of Michigan, established specifically to facilitate the awarding of grant funds generated by the Choose Life plate sales. The committee will be charged with raising $15,000 in seed funds to initiate the plate, directing the grant review and award process, and providing annual reports to the state on the distribution of the funds. As a committee of a registered Michigan non-profit organization, Choose Life Michigan will also undergo an annual independent audit.
Twenty-six states have authorized Choose Life license plates, generating more than $15 million for life-promoting activities.
SB 600 now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
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Lansing, Michigan; Fox 17 Producer Robb Westaby;
January 17, 2012
The Michigan Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill Tuesday that would allow for the state to issue license plates that say “Choose Life.”
Under the initial proposal, money generated by the sale of the plates would go to Right to Life Michigan under previous law SB 600 2011, that allows funds from special plates to go to non-governmental groups.
JURIST Guest Columnist: Scott Gaylord of Elon University School of Law says a district court applied an outdated government speech test when it issued an injunction preventing North Carolina from allowing drivers to select “Choose Life” license plates, the proper test should ask if government controls the speech, not if a third party can tell that the government is speaking…
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After setting it on the back burner for eight years, North Carolina courts have finally decided to try making a decision regarding the pro-life license plates, featuring the slogan Choose Life.
American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina has now filed suit against the issuing of these specialty plates, saying that such expression on license plates is unconstitutional. They argue that it is “viewpoint discrimination” to have a pro-life specialty plate available while there is no alternative supporting abortion. U.S. District Judge James Fox has prevented the Division of Motor Vehicles from issuing the plates until ACLU’s suit could be heard.
The case is boiling down to whether or not specialty license plates can be issued that represent one view without having plates available that represent all other views. The court decision could end up impacting existing license plates that do not currently represent all possible views. In addition to “save the whales” we might see the state have to issue “forget the whales” plates if the logic of the ACLU prevails.
They may not be appearing on New York roadways right away but the Alliance Defense Fund has won a round in the 7-year-old battle to allow motorists to get Choose Life specialty license plates on their vehicles.New York State’s Dept. of Motor Vehicles blocked the plates, saying they didn’t want to be involved in the debate over abortion. The plates along with the slogan Choose Life is generally identified with abortion opponents and those who favor adoption instead.
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