North Carolina has a Choose Life license plate, but the state legislature has refused to allow a pro-choice plate. The ACLU is suing, saying that the state must either allow both or neither.
I agree with the ACLU for two reasons.
First, it's a matter of free speech. I'm well aware that abortion advocates are constantly trying to censor us. But it's no good to stoop to their level.
Second, the availability of a pro-choice plate is no threat to us, and will probably help the pro-life movement in the long run. In those states where pro-choice plates have been introduced, they've been duds. For instance, in Montana, the state Right to Life organization raised $5,570 from specialty license plate sales between April and June 2011. Planned Parenthood of Montana, during the same time frame? $700. (See pages 3 and 4 of this pdf.) Having both plates available will make the pro-life majority that much more visible by comparison. Plus, seeing pro-abortion plates on the road might motivate pro-life drivers to buy a pro-life plate the next time they're at the DMV.
Agree, or disagree?