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Anti-abortion license plate gets Senate approval

Jon Harrison

Michigan drivers could get a “Choose Life” license plate that would benefit anti-abortion groups under a bill passed largely along party lines today in the Senate.

Republicans supported the bill as a benefit to women and fetuses.

Democrats said the bill was politicizing the state’s license plate system.

The state now offers 29 fund-raising license plates: 15 for Michigan’s public universities and 14 for causes ranging from agricultural heritage to breast cancer awareness to supporting water quality and wildlife habitat. Drivers pay $35 for the specialty plates, with $25 going to the organization and $10 to the state to pay for the cost of producing the plate.

For the full article, see Kathleen Gray, "Anti-abortion license plate gets Senate approval", Detroit Free Press, April 28, 2017.


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