This past weekend, the Florida Family Policy Council held its annual policy awards dinner, this time featuring GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. During the ceremony, the anti-gay rights and anti-abortion group presented an award to the Ocala couple that runs Choose Life, Inc.
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This weekend, the Florida Family Policy Council holds its annual policy awards dinner featuring GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. The group will also feature a list of “special guest participants,” which includes many of the Florida legislators who played a big role in curbing access to abortion in the state this past session.
The North Carolina House yesterday approved a measure allowing for the purchase of a “Choose Life” license plate, similar to the one currently sold in Florida.
State Sen. Mike Fasano’s Senate Bill 196, which would redistribute funds made off of Florida’s “Choose Life” license plates, passed a Senate vote today. The bill will next be voted on by the House before it moves to the governor’s office.
In Georgia, money generated by the sale of that state’s “Choose Life” license plates goes directly to crisis pregnancy centers that counsel women not to have abortions, and a bill now pending in the Florida legislature could open the door for Floridians’ money to flow to similar centers here.
A new piece of legislation that would rewrite the law governing funds generated by the sale of Florida’s “Choose Life” license plates is drawing concern from representatives of the pregnancy centers currently receiving money, who argue that some of the changes don’t seem enforceable or, for that matter, fair.
With the announcement of a piece of legislation that would change the way funds from Florida’s “Choose Life” specialty license plates are distributed, many have raised questions about where the funds currently go. Still others are raising questions about where the funds don’t go — to women who choose not to have an abortion, but don’t give up their babies for adoption.
New legislation proposed by state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, could drastically affect oversight of how money collected through sales of Florida’s “Choose Life” license plate is distributed — gutting rules that ensure that a majority of the revenue be used to assist the physical needs of pregnant women.