Choose Life License Plates Could Be Coming To A New York Dmv Near You

11.10.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  A federal judge has ordered New York officials to allow custom pro-life license plates that say "Choose Life". The judge said this week their repeated refusal violated free speech rights. It's been a long battle. The state Department of Motor Vehicles first rejected nonprofit foundation "Children First's" request for the custom plate in 2002.  Agency officials said it would be perceived as governmental support for one side in the abortion controversy. But the judge said it was actually governmental viewpoint discrimination. The order has been stayed until Tuesday so the state has a chance to appeal.