Anti-abortion car license plates
States considering "Choose life" laws.
Current status of
States which are considering Choose Life plates:
As of 2003-MAR-3, legislative activity is underway in many states. On
2002-APR, the Center for Reproductive Rights listed fifteen such states (CA, FL,
IA, IL, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, and WV). 1
Some sources claim that 30 or 40 states are considering legislation.
Some state activity is described below:
Status of "choose life" license plate laws:
As of mid-2006:
- 18 states had laws on the books that allow the production of
- They are: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee
- Of these, laws in South Carolina and Tennessee have been blocked by
During the 2006 legislative session in Georgia, a bill was passed and signed
by the governor. It became effective on 2007-JAN-01
According to OneNewsNow, as of the end of 2008:
- 19 states have "Choose Life" license plates for sale
- 3 have approved their sale and will make them available soon
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
- "Choose Life' license plates," Center for Reproductive Rights,
- "Illinois Legislation," Illinois Choose Life," at:
- "Kansas governor nixes 'Choose Life' plates,"
Associated Press, 2002-APR-26, at:
- "Oppose political license plates," Planned Parenthood Affiliates of
Michgan, 2003-MAR-3 at:
- "License plate backers not worried about ruling,"
Associated Press, 2003-JAN-3, at:
- "Should Virginia offer a 'Choose Life' license
late?," HamptonRoads.com poll, at:
- "ACLU asks Warner to veto 'Choose Life' legislation,"
DailyPress.com, 2003-FEB-27, at:
- "Supreme Court Will Not Block Louisiana Choose
Life Plate," Americans United for Life, 2002-OCT-15, at:
- Texas Alliance for Life has a home page at:
- Charlie Butts, " 'Choose Life' car tag campaign goes to Texas," OneNewsNow.com, at:
Copyright © 2003 to 2008 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2003-MAR-1
Latest update: 2008-DEC-23
Author: B.A. Robinson