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Bill would create 'Choose Life' license plates

Sixteen Republicans in the Minnesota House introduced a bill Thursday that would offer "Choose Life" license plates as an option for vehicle owners.

HF91, if passed (and there is no Senate version yet), would require the vanity plates to have a brightly colored, crayon-like image of children and the words "Choose Life."

Money from the sale of the plates would be distributed to nonprofits, but only those that oppose abortion.

The bill calls for funds to go to:

"... nongovernmental, nonprofit agencies whose services are limited to counseling and meeting the physical needs of pregnant women who have committed to placing their children for adoption. A county may not distribute funds to: any agency that is directly or indirectly involved in or associated with abortion activities, including counseling for or referrals to abortion clinics, providing medical abortion-related procedures, or pro-abortion advertising; or any agency that charges women for services received."

The Minnesota Independent says 23 other states have similar laws, and the Minnesota proposal is similar to a Florida bill passed in 2003.

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Comments (1)

I recall something about an Establishment Clause, but maybe that one isn't in there any longer. I'll have to go watch the recent congressional reading of the Constitution and check back on that.