In what some hope is a temporary setback to pro-choice supporters, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would create a pro-choice license plate, but would redirect the proceeds away from Planned Parenthood, the plate’s sponsor.
Virginia’s General Assembly is inching towards passage of legislation that would approve the creation of a pro-choice specialty license plate, making it the fourth state with a pro-choice design and the first created that required legislative approval.
Virginia may become only the fourth state to offer a “pro-choice” specialty license plate. But why is there a huge disparity between the states that offer “choose life” plates and those that offer pro-choice ones?
“Choose Life” license plates spread to 18 states; New York Governor plans to introduce same-sex marriage bill; Texas legislators go after local Planned Parenthood clinics; Gov. Sarah Palin’s reactionary judicial nominee draws criticism.
The Virginia General Assembly recently passed a bill to authorize “Choose Life” license plates that would send funds to crisis pregnancy centers.
Family planning services for low-income women on the chopping block in Washington state; Republicans should continue to support Human Life Amendment, says Bush; Arizona to allow anti-choice license plates; Christian Defense Coalition to protest at inauguration; some Asian immigrants use medical technology to ensure sons; Wonkette on teen birth rate.
Texas Governor supports anti-choice license plates; young evangelicals support Richard Cizik; Illinois Supreme Court will hear pharmacists wanting to refuse to provide emergency contraception; opposition to Warren evidence of a “homosexual desire to silence the church,” says Tony Perkins.
Popular “Choose Life” license plates raise millions for crisis pregnancy centers and other anti-choice organizations. And in Florida, the funds can only be given to women who are willing to give their children up for adoption.