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North Carolina bishops rue judge’s decision on ‘choose life’ license plates

Catholic World News - December 12, 2012

The bishops of North Carolina have issued a statement lamenting a federal judge’s decision on “choose life” license plates.

“The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment,” US District Judge James C. Fox ruled.

“The decision by a federal judge to ban the 'Choose Life' license plate in North Carolina is a tremendous disappointment,” said Bishops Michael Burbidge of Raleigh and Peter Jugis of Charlotte.

“We are deeply saddened that North Carolina cannot join the many other states that allow their citizens to display the Choose Life plates. We support the effort to encourage the Attorney General of our state to appeal this decision.”

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