Supreme Court Lets North Carolina’s Pro-Life License Plates Live

by Kaitlyn Schallhorn | The Blaze  |  published on June 30, 2015

Screen-Shot-2015-06-29-at-11.11.35-AMNorth Carolinians wanting vanity license plates with a “Choose Life” message may have been granted a victory on Monday thanks to the Supreme Court.

Monday’s decision in Berger v. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina reversed a previous federal court ruling that deemed the “choose life” licenses plates unconstitutional, since the state did not provide an option that supported abortion rights. The “choose life” plates were to be sold for $25, with $15 going to the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship before the ACLU successfully blocked the plates.

“The First Amendment does not allow groups like the ACLU to suppress a state’s positive message just because the state does not also simultaneously approve a conflicting negative message,” said Steven H. Aden, senior counsel for the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom. “Citizens of North Carolina have the freedom to promote messages on their vehicles that their legislature has expressly adopted through license plate legislation.”

  • Graywolf12

    How dare people want things on their plates they believe in? What do they think this is, a FREE country? sarcasm

  • monacall

    I’m sick of this! The government must be stopped, they are getting way to much control. I should say have gotten way to much control. Who gives a rats what a person says on their license plate? As long as it isn’t a treasonous saying or a blasphemy saying I say go for it.

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