Iowa Pushes Anti-Choice License Plates Before Year Ends

Iowa is hoping to join the roster of other states that allow vehicle owners to purchase license plates touting anti-choice views.

Via the WCF Courier:

An Iowa anti-abortion group says it’s on track to meet the requirements for a state-issued license plate carrying a pro-life message before the end of the year.

An Iowa Right to Life spokeswoman said more than 1,000 Iowa motorists have expressed interest in “Choose Life” plates that are similar to those offered in more than half of the states.

Unlike other plates, however, money from the purchase does not go to fund outside groups, not even CPCs or the Right to Life group itself. According to a group spokesperson, “It’s just one more way to get the message out there,” he said. “It’s not the end all, [but] just one more step to alert people to the fact that life is precious.”

The group has been trying to gather together the resources needed to start the plate for 10 years.

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