By Celine Klosterman
Iowa Right to Life says it must receive 135 more prepaid applications for a “Choose life” license plate by May 1 for the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin issuing the plates.
The DOT announced in April 2012 that it had approved the plate design, which features two smiling faces and the words “Choose life.” At that point, Iowa Right to Life (IRTL) had a year to gather the 500 start-up orders required before the state would start making the plates.
Members of the pro-life organization had seen enough interest in the plate that they thought those orders would come quickly, said IRTL Outreach Coordinator Paula Brown. “That has not been the case.”
As of last week, the group had taken 365 applications for the plates.
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