Tuesday, December 23, 2008

'Choose Life' car tag campaign goes to Texas

Texas could soon join the ranks of states with "Choose Life" license plates.

A proposal will go before the next session of the Lone Star State's legislature. Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life, is confident in the results.

"We think we have the votes to pass it," he contends. "[We believe] it has tremendous...grassroots support and we are optimistic that going into our legislative session, which begins in January, that we can get this bill past the legislature and to the governor's desk for his signature."

Pojman describes how the license plate fee would be split up. "Eight dollars would go for administrative costs to the Department of Transportation," he notes. "Twenty-two dollars would go to a special fund that would be administered to non-profit charitable organizations, pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes, and Gabriel projects that help pregnant women who are considering adoption."

So far, 19 states have Choose Life license plates; three more have approved them and will soon make them available.


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