LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, thanked his House colleagues on Thursday for voting out his bill that would allow Michigan motorists to purchase fundraising license plates whose proceeds would go to support life-affirming charitable programming. More than half of the states in the country feature such a plate, which is also offered to drivers who live in the capital district of Washington D.C.
Money raised by the plate sales would be used for life-affirming programs related to suicide prevention, prenatal care, adoption services, and other similar programs.
“There are too many deaths in a nation dedicated to the unalienable right to life,” Sen. Colbeck said. “Over 66 Million babies have been aborted since 1973. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. The resources provided by Choose Life license plate sales will help to reaffirm our state’s appreciation for how precious life is.”
The plate would cost people who choose the design $35 in addition to their vehicle registration fees. Twenty-five dollars of this fee would go towards eligible nonprofit organizations and projects, while $10 would cover the cost of the plate.