published Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Pro-Abortion license tags eyed in Georgia

Should the state offer specialty license plates to abortion supporters?

ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker is looking to give drivers who support a woman's right to choose to terminate a pregnancy the option to demonstrate their viewpoint with a specialty license plate.

WSB-TV reported that out of 125 specialty plates, Georgia drivers have the option of buying one showcasing their anti-abortion standpoint. However, specialty license plates promoting abortion rights are not offered.

The TV station reported that Democratic state Sen. Gloria Butler, of Stone Mountain, is looking to review an amendment she introduced in 2005 for the state to offer pro-abortion rights specialty plates after the General Assembly approved anti-abortion plates.

A judge in North Carolina ruled the state offering specialty plates on one side of the issue but not the other was discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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