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Freedom of Speech?


I found this article on MSN:

A judge recently ruled that the state of Illinois must offer "Choose Life" license plates (here in the US many states offer a variety of designs for license plates other than the state-generic ones) despite protests from pro-choice groups; the judge cited the 1st Amendment (free speech) as the legal basis.

There are some who criticize this as being 'anti-abortion'; in fact, other legislations have rejected this message as a possible license plate option. The Supreme Court will not hear arguments in this case at this time.

Excuse me?? Since when is "Choose Life" so terribly offensive? The wording still implies a choice. It isn't as though the message says "Abortion is wrong" or something. It infuriates me that this is even an issue.

I am a pro-lifer, so take my opinion for just that. Ultimately though, only a pro-lifer would choose to use this plate, it's not like anyone would be obligated to go with that design. It's not a hate message, if anything it's a love message.

What do you all think?
Jan 24, 2007 @ 08:16 am

3 Replies

Ali de Bold

I agree

I think it is ridiculous that anyone could find that offensive even it it's not their personal view.
Jan 24, 2007 @ 11:24 am

I also agree

You are right, irregardless of your opinion on the issue, the license plate is not offensive in nature...what a waste of government time and taxpayers money!
Jan 25, 2007 @ 01:05 pm

Why does it matter?

Honestly, I don't know why they would care so much. It is a matter of one's opinion. I think people too much sometimes.. and they take things too personally.
Jan 25, 2007 @ 01:16 pm

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