Senate panel approves "Choose Life" plate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Senate committee has approved a bill allowing Texas to issue "Choose Life" license plates, a measure supported by Gov. Rick Perry and anti-abortion groups.

Approved 6-1 Tuesday by the Health and Human Services Committee, the bill now goes to full Senate for a vote. A similar measure is pending in the House.

Supporters say 19 other states that have the plates on the road have raised more than $10 million for organizations that counsel and support women choosing adoption.