Legislative committee kills pro-abortion license plates

Measure that would have authorized "pro-choice" license plates in California blocked by Assembly Appropriations Committee over implementation costs

Three of the proposed images for the pro-choice license plate. (image from Mercury-News)

A bill that would have allowed Californians to buy “pro-choice” license plates—designed as a small but symbolic rebuke to President Trump and congressional Republicans—has died in an Assembly fiscal committee.

The bill had sailed through the state Senate and an Assembly policy committee, but it was among dozens of bills the Assembly Appropriations Committee blocked as the Legislature heads into its final days of the session.

Senate Bill 309’s author, Democratic Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara, said she was disappointed. “I hope to continue pursuing this effort,” she said in a statement, “because I think it is an important statement and opportunity for Californians to express their strong support for women’s reproductive healthcare.”

Jackson wrote the bill so that the money raised would help fund the state’s Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment program, which helps pay for services for $1.8 million low-income Californians. But bill came with a price tag: An analysis by the Assembly Appropriations Committee estimated it would cost the up to $590,000 to create the specialized license plate, including computer programming changes, new forms and administrative costs. The state would have been reimbursed by the fees Californians would have paid to get the plate.

Full story at CalMatters.

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  1. Steve Seitz says:

    I think supporters of the license plate could gain much more support if they included a second picture depicting the remains of the dead unborn baby alongside the first photo.

    It would be a powerful statement of truth.

  2. The Watchman says:

    The culture of death must lose a lot of sleep coming up with these crazy ideas. What will they think up next? The abortion of unborn baby children is both diabolical and a national disgrace. End abortion now! Pray America Pray.

    • Carmen A. richardson says:

      let keep talking about it in the family unit. Talk to the children about the risks. Information about adoption is plenty l No fancy pictures and cheap talk. Teach the children in your homes. Family helps family. We cannot wait for the President or the government to say what is right and what is wrong and then if it’s broken fix the problem if it is not broken leave it alone.

  3. The license plate would have been promoting the killing of unborn babies.

  4. How sad the lives of the Left must be to be consumed with so much hatred.

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