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Pro-Choice License Plate In Virginia

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By Matt Bush

Both houses of the Virginia legislature have passed a bill to create a pro-choice license plate, but the House of Delegates wants to keep money away from pro-choice organizations.

Last year lawmakers approved a "Choose Life" specialty license plate, with proceeds going to a group that advises pregnant women against abortion. This year, a bill passed that would create a pro-choice plate. But in the house of delegates, it was amended to stop proceeds from going to Planned Parenthood. Kent Willis, the executive director of the Virginia ACLU, says that's illegal.

"They passed the bill, but they've diverted the funds away from the organization that got the bill introduced, and collected the money that was required to have the bill passed in the first place," says Willis.

The house version of the bill would direct proceeds to a group that does not support abortion choice. Delegates and senators are now working out the differences between their bills, and the ACLU says it will sue if the house version becomes law.

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