December 28, 2017 (Lincoln, NE) – Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) proudly announces that “My Body, My Choice” license plates are now available to the public through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
PPHeartland submitted 263 applications for the license plate on Tuesday, December 26, surpassing the state’s requirement of 250 applications for an organization to request a specialty license plate.
“‘My Body, My Choice’ license plates are an opportunity for Nebraskans to voice their own opinion on issues of women’s health – opinions that don’t necessarily reflect the opinion of the governor, lieutenant governor and some senators,” said Meg Mikolajczyk, associate general counsel and senior public affairs manager for PPHeartland. “After all, the majority of Nebraskans and Americans overall believe that a woman should maintain her right to reproductive choice as established under Roe v. Wade.”
PPHeartland developed these license plates to counter the fringe anti-choice organizations that pressured Nebraska state senators to issue state-sponsored “Choose Life” license plates after those organizations failed to gather enough applications to move the license plate through the legitimate specialty license plate process.