Court to hear ‘Choose Life’ license plate case
RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal appeals court in Virginia will hear arguments Wednesday on whether North Carolina can offer anti-abortion license plates without making plates available to people who hold the opposite view.
The debate has been ongoing for years, and according to NC 14 Carolina, the law would have allowed the production of specialty “Choose Life” license plates but not an alternative plate with a message supporting reproductive freedom.
The “Choose Life” plates were never made, according to the DMV.
It was reported that in December 2012, a federal judge ruled that offering just the “Choose Life” license plate violates the First Amendment.
The state appealed the decision, sending the case to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.
Judges are not expected to issue a ruling immediately.
Read more: News 14 Carolina