"Choose Life NC" Plates Available
Special Report - July 28, 2011
After a nearly decade-long wait, pro-life motorists in North Carolina can finally apply for a “Choose Life” specialty license plate to support the work of pregnancy resource centers throughout the state. In light of the passage of HB 289Authorize Various Special Plates in June, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must receive 300 applications for the plate before it will print them for use on North Carolina vehicles.
The application form for the “Choose Life” plate is available here for download. Persons who wish to apply for the “Choose Life” plate must fill out the application form and return it along with the applicable fee ($25 for a regular DMV-issued “Choose Life” plate or $55 for a four-character personalized “Choose Life” plate) to the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship (CPCF) at P.O. Box 3888, Charlotte, NC 28278. The DMV requires a third partyin this case the CPCFto collect the initial 300 applications and fees. Once the CPCF submits all the applications to DMV, the plates will be made and sent to applicants. After the 300 threshold has been met, new applications for the “Choose Life” plate should be directed to the DMV directly.
North Carolina is the 26th state to approve a “Choose Life” plate. The specialty license plate would cost drivers that opt to purchase the plate an extra $25 per year for the DMV issued “Choose Life” plate or an extra $55 per year for a personalized “Choose Life” plate. This fee is in addition to the regular DMV vehicle registration fee. Of the additional $25, $15 goes to the CPCF, a nonprofit group that will distribute the funds to the state’s Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). PRCs are non-profit, pro-life organizations located around the state that provide compassionate alternatives to abortion and help for women facing unplanned pregnancies, including counseling and other free-of-charge services.
“Pro-life motorists in North Carolina will now be able to make a statement in support of life every day while driving, and at the same time the funds generated by this plate will aid those on the frontlines giving support and resources to women facing difficult pregnancies,” said Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “We commend the General Assembly for listening to the people’s persistent request for such a positive and loving message to be one of the more than 130 options available on license plates in North Carolina.”
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