"The existing charity license plates share one very important characteristic: they advocate for non-political causes.
In Rhode Island, there are strong opinions on both sides of the abortion issue. However, a license plate is the wrong venue for this debate. Citizens can already place pro-life stickers on their cars and donate to the causes they choose. A license plate does not enhance a citizen's ability to advocate their position on this issue.
By allowing these bills to become law, Governor Chafee would set a troubling precedent. There will be more license plate proposals, many of them controversial, and we will be drawn into this debate again and again. State-issued license plates should not be political."