As many in North Carolina are opting for plates such as the one you see above, a federal judge rules against the marking on the plate.The problem is not the distracting coloring and scribbled face of children that usually adorn such plates, it is the fact that they are discriminatory.
“The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment,” U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox states, according to a report by My Fox 8.
I have to agree with the judge on the issue, as both sides should be allowed to express their view. Until now, Pro Choice advocates have put forward numerous options of branding their license plates, all of which were dubbed illegal.
In case you're wondering, two of those taglines are “Trust Women. Respect Choice,” or the firmer “Respect Choice.”