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Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

About 70 people showed up for a rally at the Legislative Building this morning in support of a bill to create a "Choose Life" specialty license plate that would raise money for private, non-profit adoption agencies.

"This bill has the potential to raise a lot of money for women who need it to support their pregnancies,” said Rep. Paul Stam of Apex, the House Republican leader.

Rep. Mitch Gillespie, a Marion Republican, said he has been unable to get a floor vote on his proposal, despite eight years of effort, reports Bruce Siceloff.

"It's sad we're the only southeastern state that does not have a 'Choose Life' plate," said Barbara Holt, president of N.C. Right to Life.

Some speakers said pregnant women should receive information about all their options, including abortion. Gillespie's bill would not allow money from the Choose Life plate sales to be distributed to any organization that "provides, promotes, counsels, or refers for abortion."


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Killing your own children is

Killing your own children is the very worst kind of murder. . . .

Re: CitizenOpinated seeks 'Life,' period

It is good to see Gosh has the maturity level of a fifth grader.

It's good to see you care while I work for a living.

What Republican outrage did I miss Citizen?

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Isn't 'Choose Life' an oxymoron for these folks who would rather that no-one actually have a choice ? To me putting a 'Choose Life' license plate on your car infers that you agree that there should be a right to choose - and, as such, there should be no restriction on distribution of money raised from the sale of these plates to organizations that provide that choice.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Mr. Gosh, I drive a Prius, am a certified tree hugger, believe in energy independence, support public education and am in favor of the Choose Life Plate. There are over 85 pregnancy care centers in NC that saw over 46,000 women and men last year at NO taxpayer expense. They are saving the state millions of dollars in social services at NO cost to you or me. With our budget now short of 2 billion dollars and more--remember we can't print money--do we really want to tell those pregnancy care centers that they can't have the $15 off of each plate that are voluntarily bought?

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

It is good to see Gosh has the maturity level of a fifth grader.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Does Alaska have a "choose life" license plate? Today, Bristol Palin finally spoke out and admitted that it was unrealistic to expect teenagers to abide by the abstinence rule that her backward mother promoted so faithfully. Let's slap one of those plates on her dogsled!!

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

This measure should never be passed in it's current form.
What is the point?
To raise money?
Then offer to sell both Choose Life and Choose Choice license plates.

and spend the money from each appropriately.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Thanks for elaborating.

No, thank you Citizen. Your point that a few words on a license plate makes girls keep their legs closed like they've done for you all your life is well taken.

Have a nice Gay.

Sorry, I'm a good speller.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Thanks for elaborating

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

How About "Choose Life" at the top of the plate and "Swords Into Plowshares" At The Bottom??

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

However, "teenage father" may be a misnomer in many cases. Studies by the Population Reference Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics found that about two-thirds of births to teenage girls in the United States are fathered by adult men age 20 or older. The Guttmacher Institute reports that over 40 percent of mothers aged 15-17 had sexual partners three to five years older and almost one in five had partners six or more years older. A 1990 study of births to California teens reported that the younger the mother, the greater the age gap with her male partner. A 1992 Washington state study of 535 adolescent mothers found that 62 percent of the mothers had a history of being raped or sexual molested by men whose ages averaged 27 years.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Poor academic performance in the children of teenage mothers has also been noted, with many of them being more likely than average to fail to graduate from secondary school, be held back a grade level, or score lower on standardized tests. Daughters born to adolescent parents are more likely to become teen mothers themselves. A son born to a young woman in her teens is three times more likely to serve time in prison.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Studies have found that between 11 and 20 percent of pregnancies in teenagers are a direct result of rape, while about 60 percent of teenage mothers had unwanted sexual experiences preceding their pregnancy. Before age 15, a majority of first-intercourse experiences among females are reported to be non-voluntary; the Guttmacher Institute found that 60 percent of girls who had sex before age 15 were coerced by males who on average were six years their senior. One in five teenage fathers admitted to forcing girls to have sex with them.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

"Sure, if you people can prevent unwanted births from pedophilia, go ahead with your "choose life" crap; otherwise, think about the tens of thousands of children turned loose upon the streets that no one will adopt and that the mothers give birth to against their will!"

What are you arguing here...where are your statistic to help elaborate on your claim?

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Sure, if you people can prevent unwanted births from pedophilia, go ahead with your "choose life" crap; otherwise, think about the tens of thousands of children turned loose upon the streets that no one will adopt and that the mothers give birth to against their will!

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

James - simply put...what crimes did an embryo commit...what crimes did a man on death row commit...clear distinction.

And yes I know there are cases of wrongfully accused but not as many as that are guilty...

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

This issue does not matter to me in the grand scheme to things, but GOSH was getting all riled up for no reason...

Gosh when I have ever tried to restrict your opinion...your opinion keeps me entertained and busy during the day...it is like watching Comedy Central all the time...

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

I fully support every North Carolinian the right to express their idiocy, just as I do yours Citizen.

I rather enjoy yours in particular. Now back to your efforts to ban mine.

Does that mean we can get a Choose Death plate?

You know, for all the right to lifers who favor capital punishment?

And of course, we'll need a Choose Choice license plate too.

Or maybe we should have one that says Choose the Constitution.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

WOW Gosh...are you always angry. It is a license plate and it should be allowed...it is a person right to endorse and promote the causes they believe, regardless whether it is against your opinion. Every other state has the option, thus North Carolinians should have the options as well.

Re: Bill seeks 'Choose Life' plate

Precious.

I hope all 70 of those people buy one and put it on their Hummers.

Then when they drive back to Florida for winter, folks from all over can know what Mega Church jerk holes are migrating to North Carolina.

"It's sad we're the only southeastern state that does not have a 'Choose Life' plate," said Barbara Holt, president of Why am I irrelevant In North Carolina?

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