Wisconsin is the latest state to try to put anti-abortion license plates on the road.
Its state assembly approved a Choose Life plate on Friday. Funds from sales of the plates would go to an anti-abortion group.
Thats the arrangement that North Carolina Republican legislators had in mind when they approved a plate program in 2011. But the plan has been on hold since the ACLU sued, contending the plate unconstitutionally offers a single viewpoint without making the opposing view available.
A federal district court judge agreed with the ACLU but the state appealed that ruling. A federal appeals court heard arguments in the case last month, but has not yet issued a ruling.
The Wisconsin bill passed the Assembly in an overnight session crammed with contentious issues. It now goes to the Republican-dominated Senate.
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have the plates, which have raised as much as $17 million for anti-abortion groups, The Washington Posts Govbeat blog reports, attributing it to Choose Life America, which has spearheaded the effort.