The Choose Life license plate bill has passed both houses of the legislature and will now be before the Governor. If you haven’t already, please contact Governor Kaine and ask him to veto SB817.
Supporters of the plate are calling us “’pro-choicers’ who are against choice.” So let me just clarify for those a little too slow on the uptake:
• We are opposed to the “choice” that crisis pregnancy centers make to berate and coerce women who have come to them for help in a difficult situation.
• We are opposed to the “choice” some CPC staffers make to lie to women about the gestational age of their pregnancies in order to convince them that they no longer have the option of having an abortion.
• We are opposed to the “choice” that CPCs make to lie to women about the risks of abortion (claiming, despite all scientific evidence to the contrary, that abortion causes breast cancer, infertility, and “post-abortion syndrome.”)
• We are opposed to the “choice” of anti-choice legislators to pretend like authorizing a license plate does anything to reduce the need for abortion, to improve healthcare for women, or to encourage adoption, when all it really does it give them something to brag to their base about in an election year.
If you want to “choose” to make a political statement on your car, get yourself a bumper sticker. It’s pretty simple; in fact, I have one on my car right now!