Rep. Mitch Gillespie, R-McDowell, who proposed the bill, said it will help centers like the Tri-County Pregnancy Center, which located in his district and is struggling to remain afloat.
The specialty license plate, which will be distributed on a county-to-county basis, will be a regular blue-and-white plate with caricatures of two children's faces beside the words "Choose Life" in childlike lettering, Gillespie said.
"We are not federally funded and depend solely on private donations from churches, organizations and individuals," the center's spokeswoman Sue Wold said.
If this bill passes, Wold said the center's portion of the proceeds would be used to temporarily house homeless expectant mothers, buy maternity clothing and preserve much-needed parenting programs.
"Our goal is to emotionally and physically prepare pregnant women to have children," Wold said. "We provide an alternative to abortion."
But Gillespie added that there was no way to know if the bill would pass.
"I'm pushing for it, but we'll have to wait and see. If it doesn't make it this time, I'll be back, doing the same thing until I get it," he said.
There are already about 135 types of specialty plates in North Carolina. Almost 272,000 specialty plates can be seen on the state's highways.
"If 'Save the Whales' and 'Sons of the Confederacy' can have specialty tags, so can 'pro-life'," Gillespie said. "This is a matter of civil rights."