Did The Girl Scouts Just Threaten To Shut Down Pro-Life Movement?

 

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Much has been made in recent weeks regarding the Girl Scouts’ apparent connection to a number of pro-abortion causes – specifically Planned Parenthood. Though the organization has officially denied any direct correlation with the group, a former CEO and at least 17 individuals Girl Scout councils openly admit they have a partnership with the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Additionally, the current national spokesperson for the Girl Scouts previously served in the same capacity for another far-left abortion advocacy organization. Attention to the issue increased significantly after the group’s official Twitter account published a link to a Huffington Post list of “incredible ladies” that included radical abortion fanatic and Texas Democrat politician Wendy Davis.

 

The backlash among social conservatives has resulted in a widespread boycott of the always popular Girls Scout cookies.

Instead of addressing these facts directly, however, the group’s officials are instead intimidating media outlets who report on this issue with threats of legal action.

LifeNews.com, which has covered the story extensively, recently reported that it received a letter from Brian Crawford, a Girl Scouts executive, demanding the site curtail its use of their official logo and denying any “alleged ties to Planned Parenthood.”

The Girl Scouts did not stop there, however. A lesser known site, founded and operated by Girl Scouts leader Ann Saladin, received a letter from Crawford issuing a “demand that your organization immediately cease” any use of the logo.

Steve Ertelt, editor of LifeNews, responded to the letter, saying the Girl Scouts are “clearly threatened” by the amount of attention being paid to its pro-abortion stance. “Their letter is a not-so-veiled intimidation tactic designed to get LifeNews to stop our reporting and to get pro-life groups to stop boycotting them.”

Along with almost $1 billion in annual revenue comes a significant amount of power for the executives behind the Girl Scouts. Instead of using that influence to directly respond to allegations levied against the organization, though, some see officials’ reaction as a threat meant to silence critics.

To be sure, this and any private organization has the right to endorse or reject any policies its leaders see fit – just as the Boy Scouts should have had in their effort to exclude openly gay members from the all-male group. In return, however, the public has the liberty to react, as many already have, with a boycott.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. At a few different grocery store, I've explained why (discreetly to the Mom) I'm boycotting their cookie sales. None of the mothers knew of the GSA supporting Planned Parenthood but ALL agreed with my sentiments. My daughters will never participate in Girl Scouting until and unless the GSA gets their act together. Same goes for my little boy and Boy Scouting.

    • What a shame to have young girls involved in political and abortion causes – a direct conflict why the G/S was started. Just like the political gay acceptance in the bi/boy scouts. Who are these deranged people – the parents?

      • Evermyrtle says:

        In this day and age I would never allow a child of mind to have anything to do with the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts nor will i support them in any way.

        • Likewise, in this day and age I also would never allow a child of mine to have anything to do with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America or GLBT military. I will, however, continue to support former members thereof.

          Former Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer (Venturer)
          Vietnam Veteran

  2. Sic Semper Tyrannis says:

    It would be interesting to see how much of that 1 billion they make on cookies goes to support Planned Parenthood, perhaps. The Left loves to take good Christians' money and use it for satanic causes like abortion just as the left in the DC Mafia does with our taxpayer dollars.

  3. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts should merge into the GLBT Scouts and be done with it.

  4. I was a Brownie, a Girl Scout and a Girl Scout leader. I think I will be disposing of my badges and Girl Scout items that I have lovingly saved for 60+ years. I am no longer proud of my former association with them.

  5. nexgenesis says:

    THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DECISION SHOULD BE THROWN BODILY OUT OF THE GIRL SCOUT MOVEMENT. THIS WILL BE JUST AS DISASTEROUS AS HOMOSEXUALS IN THE BOY SCOUTS. WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE THEIR COLLECTIVE HEADS?

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  9. I have always bought their cookies but not anymore

  10. Evermyrtle says:

    How on earth did they get into a reprehensible mess.Why are parents not objecting strongly, about this evil among our children. I would never allow my little girl have anything to do with this evil thing.
    I will never eat another girl scout cookie

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  12. NO MORE THIN MINTS! NO TO ANY GIRL SCOUT SALES!

  13. They threaten us with lawsuits. How about we silence them and their murdering planned parenthood supporters.

  14. Every year hoards of kids are sent to the streets to hawk wares that their organizations only receive a portion of the proceeds to fund themselves with. I live in a small community, I run a business and all of the kids come see me. Some of them I don't ever see until the sales campaigns start.

    I was a Girl Scout and sex was never an issue way back then. It shouldn't be an issue now, but it is.

    I would rather make a donation that reaches the groups in its entirety (at my descretion) rather than being made to purchase goods that I don't want so that I don't feel guilty. I don't eat gluten so GS cookies and frozen pizzas don't appeal to me. If that's what you have I'm going to pass.

    Now that the leaders are supporting the murder of unborn children I have another reason to sy no thanks.

  15. Edwardkoziol says:

    Isn't it a shame that these liberals are out to hurt the girl scoutsThey don't need planned parenthood getting involved or holding up a baby killer like Wendy Davis as a role model.As far as their cookies, we bought them to help the girls but now that the liberals stepped in to alter the Girl Scout organization we ate our last cookies.Young girls should not be told who to emulate but be themselves.

  16. Mark Barlow says:

    Very sad. Another in a long list of American Institutions being targeted and ruined by BO.

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  22. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    They have a new cookie coming out. Chocolate Gosnells in the shape of baby feet.

  23. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Guys, when these troll throw in a word or so, do NOT give them a thumbs down. No matter how bad you want to. This is how they get PAID. The more down marks they have, the more taxpayer money they get. Just scroll by. You can respond, just no up or down marks.
    If they are in the negative, try to get them back to a zero rating.

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      • Seeks_the_truth says:

        Don't forget to report these mass spammers so we can get their IPs blocked. A one or two word post does nothing but clog the boards for intelligent conversations.

  24. I don't remember the last GS cookies I bought but it was a very long time ago ans I didn't like them! I certainly will not do anything to support anyone who support people like that WITCH Wendy Davis or anyone who pushes for abortions! It has all become too political to be about "kids".

  25. I have always supported the girl scouts,, never again..

  26. I will make a prediction that it won't be very long and the girl scout organization will increase their female membership into the queer or lesbian peopke, to almost an exclusvive lesbian membership. Yet another tactic to end the normal GOD created human population. With all these queer people and massive baby murders occurring daily , it won't be long before normal humans will cease to exist.

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