An initiative of Elizabeth Rex of the Children First Foundation. The purpose of this particular custom license plate is to raise money for adoption initiatives. It's approved in plenty of states, but New York - still fighting against it. Hard to believe, really. It just never ends.
Here's what the plate looks like -
It’s often said that one bit of censorship by the government will inevitably lead down a slippery slope to more censorship. In this case, New York has not gone down a slippery slope. It has strutted right off a cliff.
To buttress its legal case, in 2004 the state issued a moratorium on all new specialty license plates — so it can’t be accused of singling out any particular message. The end result is that the Boy Scouts, the Seneca Park Zoo, even a group honoring 9/11 first responders, can’t get a license plate.
What is behind this pigheaded response? Choose Life is, of course, a rebuttal to the pro-choice mantra of those who favor allowing unrestricted abortion.
But the state’s position should offend anyone who values free expression, regardless of where they stand on abortion. Veteran civil libertarian Norman Siegel, who is pro-choice, says that the denial of the license plate is classic “government censorship” by state officials “with a different ideology than the message they are trying to suppress.”