Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

AUTOMOBILES False Fears

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

AUTOMOBILES False Fears

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On Tuesday, the day Gov. Jeb Bush signed the "Choose Life" license plate bill, a leading opponent was quoted as making a major concession.

The tag "is not going to have a cataclysmic effect in the state," said Florida Sen. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton.

Of course not. The words are not offensive, nor is the accompanying crayon drawing of children -- except to those determined to be offended.

Also, the money raised by sales of the $20 plate will go to a good cause -- not-for-profit organizations supporting adoptions. That cannot be cataclysmic.

Nevertheless, others in the pro-choice movement argued the message was so divisive that it could spark "road rage."

But how can it be divisive? It recognizes a mother's right to choose.

Most abortion-on-demand advocates say they don't like abortions; they just want women to make the decisions themselves, rather than the state. That is why they insist that their movement be called pro-choice instead of pro-abortion. …

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