Court Rules Pro-Life Views Are “Patently Offensive,” Bans Choose Life License Plates in New York

by STEVEN ERTELT  |  published on May 27, 2015


A federal appeals court has issued a ruling banning Choose Life license plates in New York state and claimed in its decision that pro-life views are “patently offensive.” The court issued ruling in The Children First Foundation v. Fiala, which rejects a pro-adoption group’s application to sponsor a “Choose Life” specialty plate with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.

The appeals court ruling overturned a lower court decision upholding the right of drivers in New York to purchase the pro-life plates.

As the Daily Caller reports:

A new decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that New York’s state government has the right to ban “Choose Life” license plates on the grounds that such a statement is “patently offensive.”

The dispute stems from a now-suspended program offered by New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) which allowed private organizations to create custom license plates. If drivers purchased the plates, the purchasing price was split between the DMV and the non-profit.

  • mousekiller

    No problem. Just go to a sign shop have a bumper sticker or front license plate made choose life. Pick your color.. Govt is not involved now as your not putting a license plate on your vehicle but advertising of YOUR CHOICE. Not much different that one that says DRINK BEER.This brown shirt gestapo crap is the result of people not getting involved until it is too late. Up to this point the do nothings said it doesn’t bother me why should I get involved.? Now you know.

  • fedup

    What has happened to freedom of speech? Why do these nut jobs continue to cater to these idiots and continue to ignore the constitution?

  • Bet they will gladly accept a “Kill Babies” plate though, wouldn’t the wretched Democratic Perverted State, huh? I pray that all those who approve of killing the unborn and do it will be answering to our Lord and Savior one day, as we all will. You are gladly murdering God’s Gifts and you will all pay dearly, for eternity! Just a reminder!

  • KentS

    Does this mean stickers that say “choose life” are banned as well? If not, this ruling makes no sense at all and seems to indicate the judge is some kind of a wack job.

  • niko

    I just happen to live in Queens ,New York and I would like to say these filthy liberal scum bags is what’s patently offensive . It’s time for a revolution and it looks like it’s time is coming close. Lock and Load, stay alert and return fire. I’m here and believe in Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness!!!

  • reagangs

    I’d tell the court “Tough $hit”, if I want to display “Choose Life”, I will. The radical left nut jobs can scream all they want …. maybe they will have migraines or severe indigestion or both. Let’em scream.

  • gfinms

    The state that I live in, has a, “Choose Life”, license plate. If I remember correctly, the ACLU, or some other nut jobs, tried to stop it. The judge ruled, that the pro-abortion crowd, could create a, “Pro Choice”, license plate. Of course, this never happened. Not all judges, are idiots.

  • iprazhm

    Like California, NY has become it’s own little separate socialist country. It’s leaders don’t believe the Constitution of the United States applies to them. So why do it’s citizens keep socialists in power there? Could it be the taxpayer funded federal/state hand outs? What recourse do the remaining states, loyal to the Constitution have dealing with rogue states that negatively effect the life liberty and pursuit of happiness of all the others?

  • curtmavi38

    I guess the image of babies being torn from their mothers womb is more patently acceptable to these monsters. New Yorkers should be up in arms with this court of appeals blatant refusal to let New Yorkers choose what tag they want to buy. This really amazes me since they are so gung ho about a woman’s right to choose. New Yorkers show us what you are made of fight this horrible ruling and make them change their pea brains and let you purchase the tag of your choice. meh

  • Peatro Giorgio

    With any luck at all a Muslim jihdist will abort that justice. What a moron where is there a right not to be offend with in the frame work of Our Constitution. Answer No where.

  • Greg137

    This Court Justice is a bigot… He is so afraid of a license plate! He is a death agent who needs to drop off the earth, and let the American People abide in life.. He also needs to get a life for himself.. This justice is bigoted against the living…

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