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Pro-Life Group Warns About Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood Ties
Life News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/18/2013 5:53:57 AM PST by NYer

A state pro-life group in Missouri is warning pro-life advocates to be careful of the connections between the Girl Scouts organization and the largest abortion business in the nation.

For years, pro-life groups have exposed the links between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. Now, Missouri Right to Life says that link bears more attention as pro-life citizens across the country have become increasingly concerned about the connections.

“After careful examination and consideration, the board of Missouri Right to Life has voted to issue the following policy statement,” Missouri Right to Life tells LifeNews. “Because Girl Scouts USA promotes, both directly and indirectly through other organizations, policies and behaviors clearly contradictory to the goals and purposes of Missouri Right to Life, Missouri Right to Life urges citizens to consider carefully whether to participate in Girl Scouts or support them in any way.”

The pro-life group provided the following additional explanation surrounding the concerns:

There are many significant pro-life concerns about the Girl Scout organization. Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) collaborates with numerous organizations that promote abortion for all women, including adolescent girls. GSUSA is the largest member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), making up a quarter of its 10 million girl members worldwide and paying over 1 million dollars annually to WAGGGS based on the number of registered GSUSA members. Through its resources, participation in international seminars and conferences, and non-formal education programs, WAGGGS actively advocates for and funds campaigns to expand reproductive/abortion rights. Both GSUSA and WAGGGS delegates regularly participate in various UN conferences, and, as representatives of WAGGGS, advocate specifically on behalf of their 10 million girl members for the inclusion of abortion rights on the global stage. The International Planned Parenthood Federation claims a close partnership with WAGGGS. In the United States, regional Girl Scout councils (though not required) are permitted to partner with local Planned Parenthood affiliates. GSUSA is also a member organization of The Coalition for Adolescent Girls, whose international and national agenda specifically supports abortion related care for adolescent girls.

Girl Scout materials are concerning as well. GSUSA’s Journey series, which is the curriculum used by every Girl Scout council, recommends and promotes many well-known abortion-rights advocates like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Geraldine Ferraro, and Dolores Huerta, and organizations such as Amnesty International, the Population Council, and the ACLU.

Girl Scouts USA’s official blog, which is accessible to all members and which young girls very likely access, is also problematic, as it frequently includes live links to publications that consistently promote sexual and reproductive/abortion rights and explicit sexual content such as The Huffington Post, Marie Claire magazine, iVillage, and Jezebel.

Even the sale of Girl Scout cookies is a concern, as GSUSA makes millions of dollars every year from the licensing fees derived from the production of the cookies to further fund their efforts outlined above.

Until the Girl Scouts renounces its support for and promotion of all those organizations referenced above and their pro-abortion advocacy positions, Missouri Right to Life urges citizens to carefully consider whether to participate in or support the Girl Scouts.

The ties between the two groups have been questioned ever since former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger admitted on NBC’s The Today Show: “We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with…Planned Parenthood organizations across the country.” See the video here.

Then, in a national survey, seventeen Girl Scouts councils admit to partnering with Planned Parenthood; many other councils refuse to answer the survey question. Of the 315 Girl Scout councils in the U.S., 17 councils reported having a relationship with Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, and 49 reported they do not. The other 249 refused to disclose any relationship.

In 2010-2011 Girls Scouts in New York partnered with Planned Parenthood for a sex-ed program, “Real Life. Real Talk.” The program website touts their partners: “Real Life. Real Talk. is proud to count the following organizations, faith communities and companies as partners: …Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.”

For fourteen years the Girls Scouts in Waco, TX co-sponsored a sex ed conference with Planned Parenthood. “It’s Perfectly Normal” a book written by a Planned Parenthood executive was given to all children in attendance says abortion can be “a positive experience.” And in January 2012, Girl Scouts employee Renise Rodriguez wore a “Pray to End Abortion” t-shirt during off-duty v

As LifeNews reported last year, the Girl Scouts joined with Planned Parenthood to head a UN conference and LifeNews reported on the investigation the Catholic Church is undertaking into the ties between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: abortion; feminists; gsa; mo; ny; plannedparenthood; tx

1 posted on 01/18/2013 5:54:17 AM PST by NYer
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee; narses


2 posted on 01/18/2013 5:55:31 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

This is not new news...a while back, the GSA kicked God out for some not buy the cookies...starve the Beast!

3 posted on 01/18/2013 6:05:31 AM PST by matginzac
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BE AWARE There is a huge push to normalize pedophilia, incest, and other deviant sexual behavior BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD, NAMBLA, and other groups----who have been organizing for years.


Planned Parenthood's misnomered "Family Life" programs reek of pedophilia----we need to determine how many of PP's so called sexuality experts are pedophiles and/or have been convicted of pedophilia.

Tax-funded PP is in our schools 24/7 with its heinous "Family Life" courses that are nothing more than proselytizing---and driving a huge wedge between parents and their children. reported on The Future of Sex Education (FoSE) report, written by organized sex education advocates, “to create a strategic plan for sexuality education policy and implementation.”

Also involved are the American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network – the non-profit arm of the nation’s largest teacher’s union, the NEA – the American Association for Health Education and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education.

An advisory committee includes Planned Parenthood and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

The authors argue that "too little school time" is devoted to instruction in HIV, pregnancy and STD prevention – a median total of 3.1 hours in elementary school, according to the CDC. The report includes a glossary that defines gender expression, gender identity, gender roles, and transgenderism.The groups are pushing for federal legislation......and funding.

4 posted on 01/18/2013 6:19:52 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

I don’t buy the death cookies anymore and be sure to tell why.

5 posted on 01/18/2013 6:48:49 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Gasshog

Nice move.

6 posted on 01/18/2013 6:58:33 AM PST by Liz
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