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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

New York Sued by Anti-Choicers Over License Plate

posted by Jazz at 1/04/2005 01:56:00 PM

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The anti-choice crowd has taken a new tactic in New York State this year. Apparently, Elizabeth Rex has decided that the State should provide license plates for her car with the words "Choose Life" on them, rather than the stuffy old "The Empire State" which has served us well for a number of years. She formally made a request of the state to begin offering the highly politicized plates, and then sued New York when they refused.
The Children First Foundation got permission to use the logo, but the state rejected the application in 2002. For state officials, approving a license plate with the words "Choose Life" was too controversial because of the slogan's link to anti-abortion politics. Rex said the state was unfair, and in August, the Children First Foundation filed a First Amendment discrimination suit.
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