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Girl Scouts USA Threatens LifeNews After Reporting Its Link to Planned Parenthood
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/17/2014 6:05:03 PM PST by Morgana

During the last two weeks, LifeNews has brought international attention to the link between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the national boycott of Girl Scouts cookies sponsored by pro-life groups.

The pro-life movement has been concerned for a number of years about the ties between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Although the Girl Scout organization maintains that it takes “no position” on the issue of abortion, parents, churches, and pro-life activists have long complained of the pro-abortion slant of the Girl Scouts’ resources, role models, and affiliations.

girlscouts5After a series of articles on the boycott and the Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood link, that featured the Girl Scouts logo to identify the organization, Brian Crawford, an executive with Girl Scouts USA, wrote LifeNews a scathing letter attempting to intimidate us into stopping our reporting on their link and to no longer use their logo or image to identify them as we bring attention to their support for the nation’s biggest abortion business.

In his letter Crawford again denied any connection to Planned Parenthood and he complained about LifeNews.com “articles that outline alleged ties to Planned Parenthood,” saying “GSUSA has an obligation to protect the Girl Scout name.”

“Girl Scouts of the USA does not have a partnership or any relationship with Planned Parenthood and does not plan to initiate one,” he claimed.

The letter “demands” that LifeNews no longer identify the Girl Scouts using Girl Scout logos as we report on its link to the abortion company that does approximately one-third of the abortions in the United States. The GSUSA letter lists a date by which LifeNews must guarantee the Girl Scouts it “will comply with our demand.”

However, the links between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood are longstanding, with a Girl Scouts CEO and individual troops admitting as much.

Fresh on the heels of Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) sharing a recommendation for pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as a 2013 Woman of the Year via their official Twitter account, the organization suggested pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a woman “with courage, confidence, and character.”

Meanwhile, the new national spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts, Kelly Parisi, is the former spokeswoman for a pro-abortion organization — one founded by Gloria Steinem.

The Girl Scouts have been criticized for their involvement in the May, 2013 Women Deliver Conference, an international event that included “safe and legal abortion” among its overarching themes. It documents its role in the planning and facilitating of the December, 2012 Bali Global Youth Forum and the outcome declaration, which demands youth access to abortion.

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.

CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE!

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 (link has since been removed): “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 visit to her Tucson Girl Scout office and was ordered to her to turn the shirt inside out or leave.

As LifeNews reported in 2012, 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.


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KEYWORDS: abortion; girlscouts; gsa; lifenews; plannedparenthood; prolife
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1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:05:03 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

First of all, a man shouldn’t be in any position with the GIRL scouts.

Second, I look forward to telling the mothers at the cookie table why I won’t be buying anymore cookies.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:09:42 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Morgana

Ooh, how scary. Screw ‘em!


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:09:45 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Morgana

Will never eat one of their rotten cookies again as long as I live!


4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:10:10 PM PST by ransacked
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To: Morgana

How scary LOL!

I think safe to say Lifenews tell them where to go


5 posted on 02/17/2014 6:10:36 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Morgana
No blood for cookies.

Just politely tell the girls and their moms that you only support cruelty-free cookies.

6 posted on 02/17/2014 6:12:15 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Just politely tell the girls and their moms buy those cookies in a GS box and put a baby in a dumpster box. -—there fixed it!


7 posted on 02/17/2014 6:13:51 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

The leaders of the Girls Scouts are whores for using the girls.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 6:14:50 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I have been approached by Girl Scouts at three different locations in the past two days to buy cookies.

I didn’t feel comfortable saying anything to the young girls as they will simply re-mouth what the moms and leaders say. Furthermore, there is nothing we could say that couldn’t be misconstrued into the children believing we were crazy or bullies.

We just said nothing, kept walking and voted with our feet.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 6:16:38 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Morgana

Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization


10 posted on 02/17/2014 6:18:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I will simply say “Wendy Davis” and keep walking. The mothers will know what I’m talking about.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:19:56 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I think you did the right thing. An adult should never get into any kind of confrontation with a child they don’t know.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 6:25:30 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Morgana

I don’t know if the Keebler cookie co. has taken an outright stance supporting pro-life causes, but this site

http://gsboycott.blogspot.com/

mentions several Keebler cookie varieties as alternatives to the Girl Scout cookies.

(Note that Keebler supports the American Red Cross by donating snacks at blood donation centers.)


14 posted on 02/17/2014 6:26:21 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

You are not being a bully if if say anything without hate or anger in your tone of voice. I do believe you should give a reason as to why you won’t buy the cookies. The girls will tell the leaders, who will tell the area supervisor, who will tell the higher ups. Only when cookie sales drop will GSA get a clue and drop Planned Parenthood like a hot potato.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 6:27:36 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

“Girl Scouts threaten....” What the hell is this sewer coming to?


16 posted on 02/17/2014 6:28:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I look forward to telling the mothers at the cookie table why I won’t be buying anymore cookies.

I would, too, but the innocent little girls are always in the vicinity, and I cannot expose them to the disgusting details. I just have to say, "no thanks," and hope they get the hint.

17 posted on 02/17/2014 6:33:28 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Bingo. The little girls are largely innocent in this, and we shouldn’t berate the organization in front of them. I have to bite my tongue and walk on by, letting that me my indication of disapproval.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 6:35:11 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana
Only when cookie sales drop will GSA get a clue and drop Planned Parenthood like a hot potato.

The organization is now rotten to its core. The Planned Barrenhood association is only a symptom of this rot. The entire organization has been overrun by sexual perverts.

19 posted on 02/17/2014 6:37:26 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

“I would, too, but the innocent little girls are always in the vicinity, and I cannot expose them to the disgusting details”

By all means expose them! Planned parenthood is already trying to teach them about abortion/contraception. Many Girl Scout troops are learning about it look here: http://www.speaknowgirlscouts.com/web_documents/happyhealthyhot.pdf

You may be that one person who exposes them to the truth of all this nightmare.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 6:39:49 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: jocon307

I agree. Had a little girl show up on my door step after dark last week with girl scout sash on and pen in hand. Mom’s tell tale mini van parked with lights on at the end of my drive way. When she asked if I wanted cookies I said “Not this year.” Was easy, to say no when I thought about the aborted baby girls these cookies may help kill.

Only Satan would think to use children selling cookies to peddle murder. Today my seven year old and I were talking about Jesus and if he gets angry…I imagine he does.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:35 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I quit buying them 10 years ago.....sad, but the feminists took them over a long time ago.....with Lesbians elevated as role models, etc.

Very anti-male indoctrination and a “hate” motherhood and marriage undercurrent. And intentionally normalizing all types of promiscuity and immorality.

Teaching Virtue used to be what Western Civilization did-—but with the Postmodernists-—”God is Dead” crew and attitude that anything goes (except Christian Ethics).

The Cultural Marxists knew to destroy Virtue in children (which has to be habituated) , you will collapse culture. They infiltrated decades ago.


22 posted on 02/17/2014 6:42:00 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Morgana

Shout it from the rooftops. The Girls Scouts, and the Boy Scouts, have been corrupted at their highest levels by the evil one. The people responsible should be removed from office and replaced by people who fear God, or else go the way of all flesh and die. There no virtue in homosexuality and abortion. None.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 6:43:19 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Morgana

“In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” - George Orwell


24 posted on 02/17/2014 6:50:16 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: jocon307
An adult should never get into any kind of confrontation with a child they don’t know.

I actually act as obnoxious as possible and make as much noise as I can, drawing onlookers. That way they will be traumatized into never again venturing out in a GSA uniform.

25 posted on 02/17/2014 6:53:56 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

The other part of it, of course, is that the parents of these girls will bring the cookies to work and attempt to sell them on their behalf.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 6:56:39 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Morgana

I went to the grocery store last week and saw the standard grownups and kids sitting on a table requesting donations for something. I walked by then heard them say “Boy Scouts” and I immediately turned around and donated money to them. I told them if they had said “Girl Scouts” I would have refused them and the woman snickered like she got it. Yes, I know the BSA is caving to the gay agenda but I still have some faith in them.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 7:00:13 PM PST by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
I didn’t feel comfortable saying anything to the young girls as they will simply re-mouth what the moms and leaders say. Furthermore, there is nothing we could say that couldn’t be misconstrued into the children believing we were crazy or bullies. We just said nothing, kept walking and voted with our feet.

As do I. The little ones have no clue about any of this and some of those mothers might just be conservatives.

Take it out on the Leadership.

28 posted on 02/17/2014 7:00:47 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48
The little ones have no clue about any of this

Elementary school girls in grades 3,4,5 know what abortion is and know whether their parents are favorable to it.

29 posted on 02/17/2014 7:04:19 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: thecodont

The Keebler cookies are just as taste addictive as the GSA versions and they are available all year around.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 7:04:36 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: peggybac
The GSA and BSA get equal opportunity treatment from me which is NO!!!
31 posted on 02/17/2014 7:05:29 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: digger48
some of those mothers might just be conservatives

Well then they are STUPID conservatives if they are either ignoring or know nothing about the issues here.

32 posted on 02/17/2014 7:07:49 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The Girl Scouts, like every youth organization should be run by parents.
Both parents.
Whose children are still in the program.

There are a lot of things that should be just the moms with the kids, but Moms are not the most intimidating chaperones for activities in public where the girls could upon occasion need physical protection.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 7:10:29 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: steve86

“That way they will be traumatized into never again venturing out in a GSA uniform.”

Oy.

Let me tell you a story about my Irish Grandmother (she would have fit right in here at FR!).

I was a brownie and a girl scout for a while, but then I decided to give it up. (It had nothing to do with politics or policy or anything like that.)

The next time I visited grandma, on the first day we had breakfast together, she says “Your mother tells me you quit the girl scouts.” I allow that this is true. She then reaches across the table and says “I’d like to shake your hand.” (This is really the first time this has happened to me, since I’m like 10 years old and, as mentioned, as girl.)

I shake hands with her, a little unsure as to what’s going on. And then she says to me “I want to congratulate you for leaving that awful, quasi-military organization.”

I never found out how she felt about my brothers being in the boy scouts!


34 posted on 02/17/2014 7:23:16 PM PST by jocon307
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To: longfellowsmuse

The GSA is another group that doesn’t know which side of their bread the butter is on.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 7:25:13 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Agreed, let the girls be girls and avoid politics within their earshot.


36 posted on 02/17/2014 7:25:59 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: steve86

How about the possibility that they are young mothers who don’t give a crap about politics.

By virtue of them being a mother, it seems they know full well what “choice” is.

And the fact that they are involved with their child says they just might be able to rear their child to your liking all by themselves.


37 posted on 02/17/2014 7:26:23 PM PST by digger48
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To: GeronL
Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization

Planned Parenthood vs Treblinka.Can anyone spend a few minuted helping me understand how they're substantially....basically...different?

38 posted on 02/17/2014 7:32:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: Morgana

Bttt


39 posted on 02/17/2014 7:38:47 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: digger48
I don't know that having had a child necessarily puts a woman on the right side of the abortion issue. Most women I know who have had an abortion also brought a child to term and raised him or her. They had an abortion when it wasn't "convenient" to have a child and didn't consider it to be an ethical issue.

Also, life issues aren't "politics" to me and weren't when I was 18 or 19. They were part of what I would later learn was called natural law, including the instinct of self-preservation and preservation of offspring (in most higher mammals).

40 posted on 02/17/2014 7:39:39 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: fwdude

I agree that the girls selling the cookies are innocents in this boycott.

I would suggest telling the girls to tell their scout leader that you read Life News. I imagine the scout leaders know about them.


41 posted on 02/17/2014 7:57:55 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Morgana

You can just gently say “There’s another side to this story.” They bring their children out in public, with a message, so you are perfectly justified in politely giving voice to your view as well.


42 posted on 02/17/2014 8:12:06 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Morgana

Of the 249 who wouldn’t answer: that would be a yes.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 8:19:14 PM PST by healy61
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To: Morgana

Abortion Cookies…from Abortion Barbie


44 posted on 02/17/2014 8:42:16 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: steve86

Consider that when one does something like that, you can provide the substance (via “witnesses” and digital recording media) for some douchebag to file a temporary restraining order on you and subsequently spend a LOT of time and money not getting screwed out of your Second Amendment rights...


45 posted on 02/17/2014 10:04:43 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: fwdude

See my post #17. It’s going to be done the same way it was done by Denny Crain. No matter what the question, the response was always “Denny Crain”. Now it will be “Wendy Davis”.


46 posted on 02/18/2014 12:28:28 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

I like your idea. I’ll use it the next time I’m accosted to buy cookies.

What do I tell the Boy Scouts?


47 posted on 02/18/2014 12:35:36 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

It’s enough to make you want to “Toss Your Cookies”!


48 posted on 02/18/2014 2:02:06 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: null and void

THAT should be the “TEA PARTY’S” MOTTO!!!


49 posted on 02/18/2014 2:04:29 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jocon307

Your grandmother sounds like a HUGE LEFTY!!


50 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:22 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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