Lawmaker mulls abortion-rights license plates


ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker is looking to give drivers who support abortion rights the option to demonstrate their viewpoint with a specialty license plate.

WSB-TV reports that out of 125 specialty plates, Georgia drivers have the option of purchasing one showcasing their anti-abortion standpoint. However, specialty license plates promoting an abortion-rights viewpoint are not offered.

The television station reports that Democratic state Sen. Gloria Butler, of Stone Mountain, is looking to review an amendment she introduced in 2005 after the General Assembly approved anti-abortion plates.

A judge in North Carolina recently ruled that offering specialty plates on one side of the issue but not the other was discriminatory and unconstitutional. Butler says that motivated her to reconsider the amendment.