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Snyder undecided about approving anti-abortion license plate

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A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says he's undecided about signing legislation to require Michigan to create an anti-abortion fundraising license plate.
 
     The Republican-led Senate enrolled the bill Tuesday after it previously won mostly party-line approval in the Legislature.
 
     The measure would require a "Choose Life" plate to be issued by June 2018. Michigan has fundraising plates for universities and causes like breast cancer awareness.
 
     The anti-abortion plate would cost $35 initially.
 
     The money would go to a fund whose board is controlled by Right to Life of Michigan. The board would disperse grants to crisis pregnancy centers and other nonprofits promoting "life-affirming programs and projects."
 
     Senators fell short of giving the bill immediate effect, which could delay the plate's release in 2018.