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January 28, 2005


The following letter was sent today to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by Catholic League president William Donohue:

Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Senate
476 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Clinton:

Your remarks of January 24 on the subject of abortion are quite welcome. In particular, I welcome your quest for a “common ground” and your strong support for programs that promote adoption.

In light of your position on this subject, I am requesting that you formally endorse the effort by the Children First Foundation to get the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to approve a “Choose Life” license plate. Unfortunately, the DMV, which has issued plates for various non-profit organizations, has denied the “Choose Life” license plate because it is deemed too controversial. That is why this issue is currently before the courts; a decision by the U.S. District Court in Syracuse is not expected until August.

The Children First Foundation is a pro-adoption organization based in Eastchester, New York. Without question, it represents the values and policies you recently embraced. To have your support for this measure would mean a great deal to many New Yorkers, and that is why I am respectfully urging you to endorse it.

William A. Donohue, Ph.D.

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