Lawmaker mulls abortion-rights license plates

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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.

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GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 12/14/12 - 11:19 am
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Damn!!

Let the discussions begin!

grouse
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grouse 12/14/12 - 11:28 am
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How about just not having

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How about just not having anything but the necessary information on license plates?

Frank I
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Frank I 12/14/12 - 12:55 pm
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grouse: To include but not limited to..

collegiate athletics, wildlife preservation, organisation support and religious preference..

billcass
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billcass 12/14/12 - 05:03 pm
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Red

They should make the plates red, to symoblize the murder of innocent children.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/14/12 - 07:23 pm
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That's what I'd

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do. Kill a baby, get a free personalized tag.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 12/14/12 - 10:32 pm
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Abortion Plates

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The plates could read "I KILL" and have the name of the person who owns the plate.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/15/12 - 05:46 am
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This is stupid

I have never heard of anything so assinine in my life. Abortion is a touchy subject. To have a license plate for or against it makes me sick to my stomach.
This Lawmaker is loony and needs to go.

Techfan
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Techfan 12/15/12 - 07:26 am
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Heck, Ga. has freakin' NASCAR

Heck, Ga. has freakin' NASCAR plates, Georgia Junior Golf Foundation, Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (???), LSU alumni association- Atlanta Chapter, you name it, it's pretty much on a Ga. license plate. Get rid of them all and go back to one standard plate with a county sticker. No hassle, no group or supporter of a cause placed above another, just a dang tag for your car. Of course that means no extra funds, but who cares. Get out of the specialty plate business so you don't end up with Baptist, Methodist, Catholic tags, and end up in a lawsuit from The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Mormons, or some other group. It's gotten out of hand and right darned stupid.

Techfan
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Techfan 12/15/12 - 08:05 am
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"The plates could read "I

"The plates could read "I KILL" and have the name of the person who owns the plate."

Let's see:
Michael F. Griffin
Paul Jennings Hill
John Salvi
Eric Robert Rudolph
James Kopp
Scott Roeder

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