Tennessee anti-abortion car tags to hit streets this fall

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's embattled anti-abortion license plates could hit the streets within three months.

The U-S Supreme Court this week declined to consider an appeal challenging such plates. The specialty plate says "Choose Life."

Production of the plates can begin once the state Attorney General gives the go-ahead and minor design changes are made.

The state is contacting the 1,265 car owners who pre-ordered the plate to make sure they still want the plate and that they still live in Tennessee.

Law enforcement officials had taken issue with the visibility of the original plate design, so the state safety department will work with the tags' advocates to improve the design.

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