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Wisconsin drivers are now able to purchase license plates supporting Choose Life Wisconsin.

Choose Life Wisconsin Inc.

Nearly one year after transportation officials gave approval, Wisconsin's first anti-abortion license plates are available for drivers. 

Choose Life Wisconsin's specialty license plates were approved by the Division of Motor Vehicles in December of last year despite 26 objections to the plates.

Drivers can purchase the specialty plates for a $15 issuance fee and $25 tax-deductible donation to Choose Life Wisconsin along with the regular state and local registration fees. Plate holders will also pay the $25 donation at each annual plate renewal. 

The fee will be distributed by Choose Life Wisconsin to various Wisconsin pregnancy resource centers, according to the state Department of Transportation's website.

The plate was approved after a new law in 2016 allowed organizations to apply directly to the DMV for a special group license plate. Previously, organizations would need to have a local state legislator sponsor a bill that would need to be approved by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor to allow the issuance of special group license plates.

The license plates feature the organization's name and a baby's footprint.

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Shelley K. Mesch is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She earned a degree in journalism from DePaul University.