It seems the ACLU should have bigger and more important things to work on- its a vanity license plate for goodness sake.
North Carolina approved a “Choose Life” vanity license plate in 2011, but it has now been shelved.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit in September 2011 after state legislators approved the “Choose Life” plate but refused to authorize voluntary license plates with abortion rights slogans such as “Respect Choice.”
The anti-abortion plate was one of approximately 70 new specialty plates approved by the Republican-led legislature and signed into law by Democratic Governor Bev Perdue in June 2011.
My thought is — If you’re going to complain about something – then offer a solution.
Otherwise you end up with a stalemate like we have in DC. Offer a viable solution instead of just complaining about and blocking other people’s freedoms.
Doesn’t it seem like authorizing a “Respect Choice” license plate would be the easiest solution to this complaint? Instead of moving forward with a very viable solution – the ACLU opted to leave themselves an opening to squelch the freedom and right of Pro Life people, to have this license plate. Hmmm, seems a little selfish to me. I would say let’s “life and let life” – but that would open another can of worms in the life vs abortion debate wouldn’t it?
However – showing the opposing view to things could go on and on forever. No matter what the topic is – there always seems to be someone who is willing to complain about it.
I also find it interesting that pro choice is now – “Reproductive Freedom”. Choosing to let a being live or die in my mind – is not a freedom. That could easily wreak havoc on the judicial system. Of course – it is “easier” to just contend that a fetus is not a person until they are born. I’m not saying there is never a time when a woman should have the right to have an abortion – particular in the case of rape or incest and if her health is threatened. But this is obviously a debate that will go on for many years….
Funny – I’m in VA, but if the ACLU hadn’t started this debate, I probably never would’ve heard about the new plates. Bet that is true for a lot of people throughout the country….. and likely other states will consider this vanity plate option.