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Monday, May 3, 2010

Pro-Lifers to Rally for the "Choose Life" License Plate in Raleigh on May 25 at 11:00 AM

The General Assembly begins its Short Session on May 12, 2010.  One of the bills that pro-lifers hope the legislature will finally take up is the "Choose Life" License Plate bill.  While the leadership has not acted favorably toward the bill by refusing even to allow the bill to be brought up in committee, the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship (CPCF) is sponsoring an event in the hope of changing their minds.

CPCF is the organization representing  Pregnancy Centers and Maternity Homes across North Carolina. They will be the recipient of the funds raised from the purchase of a "Choose Life" plate and will distribute the funds to the various centers across the state.  CPCF is hoping the Rally in Raleigh on May 25, 2010, at 11:00 AM will bring hundreds of pro-lifers to the state legislature to hear from members of the legislature who support passage of the plate why the leadership should reverse course and allow the bill a fair hearing.

The theme of the Rally "Free Specch, Why Not North Carolina?" was chosen because North Carolina is the only Southeastern* state not to have a " Choose Life" license plate.  The millions of dollars raised from the sale of the plate in the states that have them are used to provide material help to mothers who have chosen to birth their babies.  As long as the North Carolina refuses to allow the sale of the plate, mothers will be denied the benefit of the funds that would have been raised through the sale of the "Choose Life" plate.

The rally will feature comments by Rep. Mitch Gillespie, the primary sponsor of the legislation, and other legislators who support passage of the bill. Mothers who have been helped by the pregnancy centers will also share how they have been helped.  Following the Rally, individuals will be encouraged to go by their house member's office to show their support for passage of the bill.

For more information on the bill, visit our web site http://www.ncrtl.org/ and click on Legislative Action Center.
*What comprises the Southeastern states is based on a National Geographic map: http://www.maps.com/map.aspx?pid=11113

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