Life-cense plates

    A new choice in vanity plates:

    The AP reports that New Jersey’s Motor Vehicles Commission has bowed out of a seven-year legal battle and is quietly offering license plates with the slogan “Choose Life.”

    The plates are available through the Children First Foundation, which first tried to get them approved in 2003.

    State officials initially rejected the plates, saying they didn’t want to get into a debate over abortion.

    The state also said it doesn’t allow slogans, just the names of the organizations on the plates.

    The Children First Foundation fought the decision in court, but the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission spokesman Mike Horan says the state decided to allow the plates to avoid further legal expenses.

    They went on sale Dec. 3, and none have been sold.

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