Court of Appeals rules 'Choose Life' license plate law unconstitutional

RICHMOND, VA

ABC11 reports that lawmakers approved the plates in 2011 and rejected several proposals to also offer plates with the messages "Trust Women" and "Respect Choice."

A U.S. District Judge later ruled that the anti-abortion plate is unconstitutional, and the state was prohibited from manufacturing the plates while the case was pending, prompting an appeal.

Florida-based Choose Life Inc. has been lobbying for creation of the plates across the country. Twenty-nine states and the District Columbia offer the plates, the organization says, and efforts are underway in several other states.

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