Massachusetts: Choose Life Plates May Be Run Off the Road
Pro-life groups in Massachusetts worked hard to get the ability to have Choose Life license plates for pro-life motorists to purchase for their vehicles. Now, they may be in danger of having proceeds taken away if pro-life drivers don’t purchase more soon.
Kris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institute explains the problem.
“The Choose Life License Plate is a wonderful way to raise public awareness and much needed funding to support the positive choices of life, adoption and safe havens for unwanted pregnancies and newborns. Funds generated by Massachusetts’ Choose Life specialty license plates assist women with the expenses of a full term pregnancy-such as medical bills, temporary housing, transportation, utility bills, food, maternity clothing, and similar expenses of infants,” he said.
“It took more than 7 years of dedicated work by numerous volunteers to have cars and trucks from Springfield to Boston sporting the plates and spreading the important message,” Mineau added.
But the state-wide campaign for “Choose Life” license plates faces one final hurdle, he says.
“Over 2,600 plates have been ordered but 3,000 plates must be on the road by July 1st in order to not forfeit the required $100,000 licensing bond,” Mineau explained. “This is money that can otherwise be used to help pregnancy centers and educational efforts. The campaign can give $100,000 to the state or to saving babies. It is up to us.”
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Anne Fox of Massachusetts Citizens for Life is also worried.
“We must have 3,000 plates on the road by June 29th – one week from today! Unless we do, the Choose Life Foundation will have to forfeit the money it would have used to help pregnancy help centers and educational efforts,” she said. “At MCFL we called more than 5,000 people and many, many have responded. If you have not. please do so immediately.”
To obtain a Choose Life plate in Massachusetts, just go to a FULL SERVICE RMV branch, which you can find at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/rmv/main/BranchInfo/Map.aspx — and you must purchase the plate by Friday, June 29. Mineau says it is too late to order your plates on-line.
Fox says people wanting information on how they may be able to obtain Choose Life plates at no cost can contact Patrice Martin at 508-842-5436.