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Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship
PO Box 38888
Charlotte, NC 28278

Phone: 980-207-9134

Web: cpcflink.org
Email: directorcpcf@aol.com

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  We ARE Getting There!

 
After a 9-year effort, the NC Choose Life license plate became a reality ---almost.
 
At the close of the 2010-11 legislative session HR 854 became law.
 Yes, it is a law. However, the Choose Life license is not actively available at this time because of a lawsuit brought by the ACLU which resulted in an injunction which prevents the state from producing the plates. The basis of the lawsuit is the perspective that there is" viewpoint discrimination" in that there is no corresponding Respect Reproductive Choice plate available in North Carolina.
 
 What Now?
 
In December 2012, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit  ruled that the law was unconstitutional.  In January 2013, the state of North Carolina filed an appeal.  The office of the attorney general has responsibility for defending the NC license plate law. The lawsuit will have a potentially long process in the court system. one that could take much longer to resolve than what we initially believed.
We have been advised that we can most probably expect favorable results in the end. This is based on the experiences of other states having passed legislation approving the Choose Life License Plate and ACLU/Planned Parenthood filing a lawsuit against the state law authorizing the Choose Life plate as they have done with North Carolina.
Waiting until this lawsuit is resolved is difficult. Sometimes the courts move slowly because of a backlog. We so appreciate the support of those who have submitted applications and are waiting with us. At this point in time the applications are being held on file by Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship, the non-profit organization designated in the law as the entity designated to distribute funds raised by the plate to pregnancy resource centers.
 
 What You Can Do Now
While funds from the Choose Life license plate will provide much needed funding to assist pregnancy centers across the state, every day they continue to reach women in their community with the message of LIFE.
Please consider becoming involved with your local pregnancy resource center as a friend who offers financial support and practical help to assist their vital mission.
The Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship, has the privilege of assisting them through equipping, encouraging, and networking efforts. And yes . . . our pregnancy centers definitely need the financial support that will come from the plate.
The Choose Life message on our roadways is so important . . . and so is our support of the 80 life-affirming pregnancy centers across the state. Funds generated from the license plate will help them to serve those struggling to decide.
Every day they are giving information and compassionate help to women so they can embrace the choice of LIFE. 
 
 Thank you for your support and participation!
 
The Choose Life plates are already on the road or approved in 29 states; over 763,000 plates have been sold or renewed; raising over $16 million.
 
 How is the Choose Life plate money distributed? 
Who makes those decisions?
According to the law, the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship is the legally designated agency for disbursement of plate funds. The CPCF board of directors has established criteria for eligibility as well as a plan for the disbursement of funds, when they become available.