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Appeals court says Tennessee can sell 'Choose Life' tags without offering pro-choice tag
| March 17, 2006
Posted on 03/17/2006 9:13:04 AM PST by mlc9852
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee can sell license plates that say ``Choose Life,'' even though it doesn't offer one with an abortion rights message, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee had sued over the specialty license plate approved by the Legislature in 2003 and won a ruling against the tag from a lower court that said it illegally promoted only one side of the abortion debate.
``Although this exercise of government one-sidedness with respect to a very contentious political issue may be ill-advised, we are unable to conclude that the Tennessee statute contravenes the First Amendment,'' Judge John M. Rogers said in a 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: aclu; chooselife; licenseplate; ruling
posted on 03/17/2006 9:13:07 AM PST
What do they want on their license plates? Choose Death? Murder your Unborn Child?
posted on 03/17/2006 9:18:08 AM PST
(Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready. T. Roosevelt)
Use this next time someone claims that pro-choice is not the same as pro-abortion.
posted on 03/17/2006 9:19:35 AM PST
(Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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posted on 03/17/2006 9:25:00 AM PST
(I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
"Choose Death" is exactly the plate they should offer.
posted on 03/17/2006 9:26:45 AM PST
(Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
To: Constantine XIII
The ACLU is deeply saddened that people will be encouraged to not kill their children.
posted on 03/17/2006 9:28:10 AM PST
posted on 03/17/2006 9:29:26 AM PST
To: spectre; Chanticleer
I suspect they pro-choice side would want something to keep the focus on the woman.
posted on 03/17/2006 9:36:03 AM PST
Maybe the motto "A Woman's Right to Choose," with a portrait of a pair of knife-wielding lesbians in the background?
posted on 03/17/2006 9:37:21 AM PST
How about "KILL BABIES!"
well if they did that i bet it would not even get close to SCOTUS.
posted on 03/17/2006 9:48:07 AM PST
(freedom security:give up a little of either, you deserve neither liberalcracks)
Why on earth would you get a license plate when you can get one of these nifty Wham! t-shirts, like the one George Michael wore in the "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" video?
Perfect tag for my new Prius here in TN-- shocks the lefties who assume I'm one of them.
posted on 03/17/2006 10:51:09 AM PST
Exactly. Would they like a "Choose Abortion" tag?
posted on 03/17/2006 10:51:32 AM PST
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