Sunday, July 02, 2017

Michigan Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Pro-Life License Plate

On June 30, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed SB 163 (full text), a bill that would have required the state to issue a fund-raising "Choose Life" license plate, with proceeds to be distributed to crisis pregnancy centers and similar pro-life non-profits.  In his Veto Letter (full text), the Governor said in part:
... SB 163 is not about a license plate; it's about the State of Michigan making a political statement. And that statement arouses strong emotional reaction that divides the residents of this state.
Detroit Free Press reports on the governor's action and response to it.