It has been rumored for years that the Girl Scouts of America are in a supportive, even symbiotic, relationship to Planned Parenthood. Now, more detail is available. The well-respected long-time pro-life advocate, Judie Brown, has distributed the information as President of the American Life League.
At that website, scroll down to find a January 30th article “‘Radicalized’ Girls Scouts of America triggers national cookie boycott” by Paul E. Rondeau, on Thursday, Jan. 30th, and a companion article on the cookie boycott. Here are some highlights in the email from Judie Brown:
“Is your daughter, granddaughter or a neighbor’s child asking you to buy Girl Scout cookies? Please think twice…. the Girl Scouts was once a trusted organization dedicated to character building in young girls and women. Now, GSUSA is abusing that trust. Most parents and grandparents remain painfully unaware that GSUSA has introduced so-called ‘family planning’ ideology in its curriculum and promotes groups like Planned Parenthood to our daughters and granddaughters.
GSUSA is the largest member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a group that advocates for “affordable, accessible, safe abortion.” GSUSA participated in a “girls only” United Nations workshop in 2010 with Planned Parenthood where a sex education pamphlet titled “Happy, Healthy, and Hot” instructed young girls not to think of sex as “just about vaginal or anal intercourse.” It continued, “There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore, and be yourself!”
The GSUSA curriculum now promotes Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, Betty Friedan, founder of NARAL Prochoice, and other pro-abortion women as icons for our children to emulate. GSUSA even directs girls to explore organizations like Population Center.”
Judie Brown goes on to say: “ALL hopes that the cookie boycott will raise awareness with parents and grandparents that Girl Scouts is no longer the organization they grew up with and once trusted. When that Girl Scout comes to your door or you see her in front of the local grocery store or in the mall, check to see if there is an adult present. If there is, you may want to give the adult this flyer that explains why you cannot buy the cookies.”
Update: Feb. 16, 2014: New “Respect Life Badge”
For those not aware of the American Heritage Girls as an alternative to GSA, you can find them here at http://ahgonline.org/ and there is a link to contacts in various areas of the country, including to the National Catholic Committee.
There are troops in Bloomfield and Leroy, e.g. and plenty of opportunity to start a new troop in your area. A new “Respect Life Badge” has been introduced for those marching for life, serving at pregnancy centers or nursing homes, or other life-supportive service.
If you are involved with the American Heritage Girls, please add comments or supply more information. Here is a local contact from their website: