Choose Life board member Amy Shirley, left, joins president Karen LaBarr and graphic designer Adam Houston in unveiling the new Choose Life license plate to Governor Brian Kemp.

Georgians who opt to have a unique license plate now have an additional option to choose from thanks to the unveiling of a new pro-life license plate.

Choose Life of Georgia, the entity created to receive funds from the Choose Life license, presented the new ‘Choose Life’ license plate to Governor Kemp last week. The entity will be responsible for distributing the funds to nonprofits that provide women in unexpected pregnancy with care, support and details on options. 

The license plate is now available for purchase. 

The new design depicts an infant’s hand resting in an adult’s hand. It replaces the original plate that featured an image of two children. 

“Our message is that every child—born or pre-born—deserves loving protection and support,” Choose Life President Karen LaBarr said in a news release. “We especially want to encourage expectant women to choose life for their babies by parenting them or by entrusting them to adoptive parents.”  

From the press release:

In 2006, then-Senator Brian Kemp sponsored the legislation and constitutional amendment that authorized creation of the Choose Life plates among 30 others, allowing the state to share revenue with the various non-profits. Both passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support. A portion of each annual special tag fee is received by Choose Life of Georgia.

These funds are passed on to qualified non-profit clinics and centers that provide compassionate care to young girls, women and families trying to navigate the circumstances common to unplanned pregnancy. Some of the clinics provide free ultrasounds and other medical services.First available in 2007, there are approximately 3,000 Choose Life plates on Georgia highways today. The plates have generated nearly $400,000 in revenues distributed to help those in unexpected pregnancy. 

“Thousands of couples would gladly adopt the 30,000 babies lost to abortion each year in Georgia, and resources are available to help those who decide to parent,” LaBarr said. “Our license plates carry a message of hope and love for women and their unborn babies.”   

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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