Skip to comments.Appeals court says Tennessee can sell 'Choose Life' tags without offering pro-choice tag
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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What do they want on their license plates? Choose Death? Murder your Unborn Child?
Use this next time someone claims that pro-choice is not the same as pro-abortion.
"Choose Death" is exactly the plate they should offer.
The ACLU is deeply saddened that people will be encouraged to not kill their children.
How about "KILL BABIES!"
I suspect they pro-choice side would want something to keep the focus on the woman.
Evidently Rogers is a Bush appointee, nominated in 2004. This shows the importance of good judicial appointments at every level.
Maybe the motto "A Woman's Right to Choose," with a portrait of a pair of knife-wielding lesbians in the background?
well if they did that i bet it would not even get close to SCOTUS.
Perfect tag for my new Prius here in TN-- shocks the lefties who assume I'm one of them.
Exactly. Would they like a "Choose Abortion" tag?
Thanks for the ping!
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