Planned Parenthood may be losing thousands of patients a year, but it is now gaining support from a new source — pro-abortion license plates in Nebraska.
The abortion giant was recently able to obtain enough support to warrant the creation of the plates. According to LifeNews, Planned Parenthood needed 250 Nebraskans to request the plate and was just able to cross that threshold, getting 263. The plates will cost an extra $70 for drivers, with proceeds going to fund abortions.
The new license plates are decorated with a favorite phrase from the feminist Left: “My body, my choice.” Director Rhonda Lahm of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles said that the plates will take a few weeks to print but will be available in early 2018.
Meg Mikolajczyk, associate general counsel and senior public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, was very excited about promoting abortion via license plates. “After all, the majority of Nebraskans and Americans overall believe that a woman should maintain her right to reproductive choice as established under Roe v. Wade,” she stated, citing no facts or data.
Nebraska may seem like an unlikely state for pro-abortion license plates, but this was a strategic move on Planned Parenthood’s part. The campaign to create the plates began shortly after Nebraska adopted a pro-life license plate.
Pro-lifers fought a lengthy battle to get the pro-life license plates approved. The bill that was written to allow them was even filibustered on the floor of the state legislature. However, the bill was passed, and the plates are now available for all Nebraskan drivers.
The pro-life plates feature a mother holding the hand of her child with a sunset in the background. The words “choose life” also run across the bottom. These plates are available for an extra $5, and some of the revenue generated will also go to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
“We’re very proud of this plate,” stated Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts. “It’s indicative of how we treat people in Nebraska… It symbolizes that you’re not alone, and it says Nebraska is a pro-life state.”
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