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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms State’s Right to Issue ‘Choose Life’ License Plates

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed North Carolina’s right to issue “Choose Life” license plates, overturning two lower court rulings that declared the plates to be unconstitutional.

    As previously reported, in February of last year, a three-judge panel with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the plates as being “at odds with the First Amendment.” U.S. District Court Judge James Carroll Fox had opined in December 2012 that the plates amounted to viewpoint discrimination because the state did not also issue plates favoring abortion.

    The state first began offering “Choose Life” plates in 2011 after legislators approved a measure allowing the pro-life plates to be produced. Each plate is an extra $25, fifteen of which goes to the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship, a non-profit organization that helps to fund pregnancy care centers throughout North Carolina.

    “The choose life license plate has already raised over 12 million dollars in the states that allow them, thereby helping mothers and their families,” director Bobbie Meyer told reporters. “Here in North Carolina, there are 85 pregnancy care centers who last year saw over 46,000 women and children.”

    http://christiannews.net/2015/06/29...es-right-to-issue-choose-life-license-plates/
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    Um...out of morbid curiosity...what do, or what would, the plates favoring abortion say?
     
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    I was going to answer with some funny things, then decided it was too dark of humor for a public board and the anonymous audience.



    On a serious note, I would imagine they would simply say "pro choice", "right to choose", or something similar.
     
  4. matt wade

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    Here is an example of some plates the pro-abortion crowd have on their cars (in Florida).

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    This ruling is consistent with the SC ruling recently that the state of Texas has the right to reject the use of the Confederate flat on vanity plates if they so decide. Basically the SC ruled it is a state issue, not a federal issue on what plates are acceptable or not acceptable.

     
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    BBY KLR perhaps.
     
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