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Thursday, April 28, 2005

ACLU sues to block "Choose Life" plates

chooselife.jpg This is illegal discrimination, according to the ACLU.

Always in touch with the mainstream, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Ohio, demanding that authorities stop issuing license plates with a "Choose life" message:

Abortion advocates in Ohio filed a lawsuit seeking to stop sales of the state's Choose Life license plate one month before they will be available to motorists. The American Civil Liberties Union claims the plates discriminate against abortion advocates because no pro-abortion version is offered. The suit, filed in federal court in Cleveland, asserts the plates amount to "viewpoint discrimination" because they are one-sided. Attorney John Farnan of Cleveland Right to Life, told the Associated Press the legal challenge was "a hostility both to freedom of speech and religion." He said the license plates simply promote the state's view that life is valued.
I guess the ACLU and NARAL want a license plate that reads "Choose Death." At least that would be honest.

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