Iowa could see ‘Choose Life’ plates soon

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An anti-abortion group says it’s on track to meet Iowa’s requirements for a “Choose Life” license plate before the end of the year.

The Gazette says Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right To Life says over 1,000 Iowa motorists have expressed interest in the plate, which has a drawing of two smiling children.

The state transportation department approved the plate in April, the first involving an issue as sensitive as abortion. Under state rules, proponents have a year to obtain 500 applications for the plates, which cost $25 more than regular fees for motor vehicle registrations.

Bowen estimates her group has received about one-third of the necessary orders.

The DOT says the top-sellers among dozens of specialty plates are the natural resources goldfinch, University of Iowa, firefighter and Iowa State University.