NOW is Not Pleased

Monday, March 30, 2009

I received the following a few hours ago from Marj Signer of the Virginia National Organization for Women. To put it mildly, they are not pleased.
Friends - Let Governor Kaine know you are outraged that he is signing the "Choose Life" license plate bill by emailing him via his website.
We need to let him know that his decision is damaging to women's healthcare services and calls into question Virginia's claim to be progressive and trending "blue." If you're a Democrat, you might want to state that. Women are the majority of Democratic voters - and Democratic women are overwhelmingly pro-choice. Is this the way of the Democratic Party under DNC Chair Timothy Kaine?

Here's his website:

For equality,

Marj Signer
Virginia NOW
I presume that Tim Kaine's argument is that we can't say no to the "Choose Life" license plate when we allow dozens of other ones (e.g., "Home Education," "Sons of Confederate Veterans," "Support Our Troops," "Friend of the Chesapeake" and "Peace"). What next, is Dominion Power going to get its own special license plate? LOL. Seriously, perhaps it's time to rein this in a bit?

P.S. It looks like this bill passed by veto-proof margins in the House and Senate. In addition to "Choose Life," the bill authorized special plates for tourism and conservation on the Northern Neck and for supporters of the Shenandoah National Park Trust.