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Utah Afraid License Plates Honoring Martin Luther King May Support Abortion | Care2 Causes

Utah Afraid License Plates Honoring Martin Luther King May Support Abortion | Care2 Causes

Usually when it comes to controversies over license plates and choice issues, the instigating factor are “Choose Life” plates being created by the states, with donations going to fund religious, anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. But in Utah, an abortion debate is being fought over a different type of plate — one honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, conservative lawmakers are criticizing proposal to create special plates in honor of the civil rights leader, with a portion of the proceeds going to promote “human rights.” Opponents say “human rights” is too broad a category, and worry that one “right” may be a woman’s right to choose. “Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, asked Roderic R. Land, chairman of the Utah Martin Luther King Human Rights Commission who pushed the bill with [Rep. Rebecca] Chavez-Houck, to define human rights — ...

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