What Others Say:

In 2009: "It is wonderful that Missouri now has the Choose Life license plate. I am sure that all pro-life and pro-adoption Missourians will enjoy proclaiming the Choose Life message on their car! I know I will!"

-Phyllis Schlafly

A national leader in the pro-family movement, Phyllis Schlafly was instrumental in the formation and success of Choose Life of Missouri. We are forever grateful to Phyllis Schlafly for her years of advice and friendship.


Phyllis' son, Andy Schlafly, on behalf of Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, filed an amicus brief with the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals in the federal suit Roach v Vincent that established the license plate.


Why to get a Choose Life license plate:

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Missouri Life Resources

Would you like to have a link posted here to reflect an important part of the Missouri Life-Affirming, Pro-Child, Pro-Adoption Network? 

Email it to contact@chooselifemissouri.org

Alliance Defending Freedom - the law firm that assisted us in our multiple federal legal challenges.  Please give to them generously.

Americans United for Life - the nation’s premier pro-life legal team - assisted in our legal challenge.

Eagle Forum

Bott Radio Network

Heartbeat International


Aaron's House
Harrisonville, MO

Alpha House Pregnancy Resource Center
Bolivar, MO

Bethany Christian Services
St Louis, MO

Care Net PRC of Neosho
Neosho, MO

Crossroads Family Ministries, Inc.
Warsaw, MO

Faith Maternity Care
Fulton, MO

Free Women's Center of Pulaski County
Waynesville, MO

Golden Valley Door of Hope
Clinton, MO

Hand 'n Hand Pregnancy Help Center
Barnhart, MO

Parkville Women's Clinic
Kansas City, MO

If Not For Grace Ministries
Grain Valley, MO

MyLife Medical & Resource Centers
House Springs, MO

Laclede City Pregnancy Support Ctr
Lebanon, MO

Liberty Women's Clinic
Liberty, MO

Life Choice Center for Women
Harrisonville, MO

LifeChoices Medical Clinic
Joplin, MO

LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home
Springfield, MO

Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center
Cuba, MO

Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic
Kirksville, MO

LifeNetwork of Central Missouri
Columbia, MO

The L.I.G.H.T. House, Inc.
Kansas City, MO

Love Basket, Inc.
Hillsboro, MO

Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri
St. Louis, MO

MBCH - Children & Family Ministries
Bridgeton, MO

Mother's Refuge
Independence, MO

New Beginnings Womens' Center
Warrensburg, MO

Options Pregnancy Center of Ava
Ava, MO

Options Pregnancy Clinic
Branson, MO

Our Lady's Inn
St Louis, MO

Our Lady's Inn
Defiance, MO

Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center
Park Hills, MO

Pregnancy Care Center
Springfield, MO

Pregnancy Help Center/Haven of Hope
Camdenton/Laurie, MO

Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri
Jefferson City, MO

Pregnancy Life Line
Branson West, MO

Pregnancy Resource Center of Mt. Grove
Mountain Grove, MO

Pregnancy Resource Clinic
St Joseph, MO

Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center
Northland Kansas City, MO

Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center
Lee's Summit, MO

Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center
Kansas City, MO

Ray of Hope Pregnancy Care Ministries
Macon, MO

Republic Pregnancy Resource Center
Republic, MO

Riverways Pregnancy Resource Ctr
Salem, MO

South County Pregnancy Help Center
St Louis, MO

The Women's Clinic of Kansas City
Independence, MO

The Women's Clinic of Kansas City-Grandview
Grandview, MO

Thrive Pregnancy Resource Centers
St Peters, MO

Thrive Pregnancy Resource Ctrs - North County
Bridgeton, MO

Thrive St. Louis, Inc
St Louis, MO

Tri County Pregnancy Resource Center
Aurora, MO


Frequently Asked Questions

-You may obtain CHOOSE LIFE plates at any time regardless of when your license plates expire. All Missouri specialty and organizational license plates are have a fixed expiration month of July. No matter what month you have, DOR will change your month to July.

-If you would like to see if a license plate lettering configuration is available for your license plate, please email your idea to: mvbmail@dor.mo.gov, and someone from DOR will be able to assist you. You can also check availability at https://sa.dor.mo.gov/mv/plates4u/Available.aspx

-Most people have success checking plate lettering configuration availability via email, mvbmail@dor.mo.gov

-If you are someone who already has personalized license plates, your letters can be put onto the Choose Life license plates, however you will have to surrender your current license plates when you pick up you CHOOSE LIFE license plates.

-Choose Life license plates fit up to 6 letters, or 5 if you have disabled plates.

-Whether applying for or renewing Choose Life license plates, a $15 personalized plate fee is assessed. If applying for two years, the first $15.00 is due when the DOR Form 1716 is submitted as stated in the previous sentence, and the second $15.00 is due to the license office when your plates are picked up at the license office.

-When picking up your Choose Life license plates from the license office, nominal one-time fees will be charged by DOR in conjunction with your license plate. The fees range from $3.50-$4.25 each. Some of these fees vary depending on your license plate type and the specific circumstances of your license plate. For more information, please contact DOR at 573-751-4509.

The information contained here is provided by Choose Life of Missouri Inc., as a courtesy to you. The Missouri Department of Revenue controls the specialty license plate issuance process. They reserve the right to alter the process, or apply fees at any time, without notice. Please contact DOR in Jefferson City if you have any specific questions or concerns: 573-751-4509.

Who We Are
The Landmark Lawsuit that Made the Plate

Choose Life of Missouri, a non-profit charitable corporation, was organized to enable citizens to engage in a united charitable effort to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of Missouri children and families.  Choose Life of Missouri will draw from the masses their love and compassion and spread the spirit of charity in order to further the efforts of:

  • life-affirming, pro-child and pro-adoption agencies and efforts right here in Missouri.

See our home page and Click on the "Give" button to get involved.  You can bring joy and comfort to a Missouri family today!

Choose Life of Missouri, is a Missouri non-profit charitable corporation, and is recognized as tax-exempt pursuant to Section 501(c)3 of the 1986 Internal Revenue Code.

Choose Life of Missouri is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

What We Do

Choose Life of Missouri works hard to support the efforts of life-affirming pro-child pro-adoption agencies and efforts right here in Missouri!  We provide financial assistance, organizational development counseling, and resource management training.  

In addition, Choose Life of Missouri operates the statewide "Choose Life" license plate program in coordination with the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR).  We are striving to to help communicate the needs of children and families who need love and support to those in Missouri and beyond who would like to have a meaningful and helpful impact on another Missourian.  We are always looking for individuals, organizations and agencies to help fulfill our mission of trying to meet the needs of Missouri's children.  If you are someone who wants to help, let us know!

Where We Have Had an Impact:
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Examples of Organizations We Have Assisted: (not exhaustive)

Birthright, Rolla

Haven of Grace, Saint Louis

Lifeline Pregnancy Center, Cuba

Thrive, Saint Louis


Choose Life- "We Did"

This Section in Honor of Ken and Pat Kuny

A woman from Mid-Missouri wrote:

"I got pregnant at the age of 21 when I was a junior in college.  I had always been pro-life, but until I faced an unplanned pregnancy and was faced with hardships, the difficulties were just that - hard. But the rewards are far greater.  I met many young women while I was on campus and pregnant that confided in me that they had an abortion and it was the biggest regret of their life. I am a huge advocate for young moms and am glad to be putting a license plate [on] that represents that -- on my very own car that I just bought!  I'm 29 now and although my twenties have been difficult, I am glad I chose life. I could not imagine my little Anna Mae, 7, not being in my life. Life is precious and Love connects us all, therefore, it's crucial that we Choose Life!"

A woman from St. Louis wrote:

"I was one who stayed in a shelter. They helped me out alot and continued to help me after I had my son. I really want to tell them thank you for all the hard work they have done for people over the years."

A woman from Eastern Missouri wrote:

"I truly believe that all life starts at conception, and that all babies have a right to live. I have always felt that I never did enough to support Pro-Life.  Prayer and monetary support are so important, but by having the "Choose Life" plate on my car, I tell all that view my plate that I am definitely Pro-Life.  My hope is that my plate will make people think about the issue every time they see my car coming down the road. God bless all the little babies."

A woman from Northern Missouri wrote:

"I continue to have a "Choose Life" plate because I believe God creates all life and that every life has a purpose and a plan. It started as a way to honor and remember our 2 teenage daughters who were killed in an automobile accident 5 yrs ago, and continues to honor what they believed and what our family believes - all human life is important and all children need a safe place to call home."

A woman from South-Central Missouri wrote:

"My friend once shared with me about an abortion she had 18 years before I met her. I walked the journey of healing with her. It was a difficult and heartbreaking journey. Every life is impacted by abortion and it is destroying our nation and our world."

A woman from St. Louis wrote:

"We want to display the plate as a reminder to ourselves and others that this is an option to abortion - a problem we all need to address!"

We would like to share your testimony on this page. Why do you have the plate on your car? Is there some special meaning for you?


Some parents are honoring their choice to adopt a child, while others are following through on their conviction.  What is your reasoning?  This may help others to take the important step of using their license plate in a meaningful way.  Your name will not be shared, but your life-affirming story will be used to touch another Missouri family.  Email your testimony to WeDid@ChooseLifeMissouri.org.  Thank you.



Choose Life of Missouri is governed by a volunteer board of directors and has no paid staff.