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Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups
Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2-18-2014 | Austin Ruse

Posted on 02/18/2014 7:21:51 AM PST by servo1969

The Girl Scouts of the USA has sent threatening letters to at least two small pro-life groups that have been critical of Girl Scout collaborations with Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups.

Since the beginning of the Girl Scout cookie boycott, exclusively announced at Breitbart News late last month, LifeNews has extensively reported on the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts.

LifeNews editor Steve Ertelt announced Monday that he had received a letter threatening legal action. In it, Girl Scout executive Brian Crawford complained about “articles that outline alleged ties to Planned Parenthood” and that “GSUSA has an obligation to protect the Girl Scout name.” Crawford insisted, “Girl Scouts of the USA does not have a partnership or any relationship with Planned Parenthood and does not intend to initiate one.” He demanded that LifeNews cease using the Girl Scout logo.

Ertelt’s is not the only group threatened by the Girl Scouts in this important cookie-selling season.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; girl; girlscouts; gsa; lawsuit; moralabsolutes; parenthood; planned; plannedparenthood; prolife; radicalleft; scouts


Might as well change their name to the 'Abortion Scouts.'
1 posted on 02/18/2014 7:21:51 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

No cookies. Period.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 7:24:40 AM PST by madison10
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To: servo1969

Cookie sales must be down.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 7:24:52 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: servo1969

I’m pretty much done with them. It’s Lorna Doone’s for me.

I wouldn’t say anything to the little girls, but the mom’s may get an earful.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 7:25:17 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: servo1969

The lesbians took over the Girl Scouts in my area 20 years ago.

No way I’d let my daughters near them.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 7:25:51 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: servo1969

Hard to imagine any legal basis at all for this suit; you can’t be awarded damages in a suit against someone who is merely telling the truth.

Not yet, anyway, despite the universal spread of Obama’s anti-legal, constitution-shredding Marxism.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 7:26:47 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: servo1969

I can make my own cookies, thank you.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 7:26:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: servo1969

I really hope one of them will take the challenge and bring the GS into court. And pursue discovery with all deliberate vigor.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 7:27:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969
They were trying to peddle cookies outside my local grocery store recently. Just say “No thank you.” You can't blame the little girls, it's their parents that know better and continue to have their daughters participate in this now radical feminist thinking and promoting organization.

P.S. Keebler makes a better mint cookie.

9 posted on 02/18/2014 7:27:57 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer

The choc/mint cookies at Dollar General are our replacement for “Thin Mints”. We love ‘em.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 7:31:43 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: servo1969

So sad to watch this happening to once was wholesome and good for our children. Homosexual agenda in the boy scouts and pro abortion indoctrination for our girl scouts. It’s just evil.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 7:33:16 AM PST by make no mistake
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To: servo1969

My sister-in-law called me, last week, about buying cookies from her daughter. I said no, and told her the reason. She seemed taken aback, as she is very pro-life. Let’s see if she pulls her daughter out of the girl scouts. The group that her daughter is in is, no doubt, mostly Christian. I wonder how many parents know of the connection between the Girl Scouts and PP?


12 posted on 02/18/2014 7:33:35 AM PST by sneakers ( Quinn: "Liberty is the solution to the human condition.")
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To: servo1969

BRING IT!!!!


13 posted on 02/18/2014 7:35:27 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: madison10

Two points:

1) Truth is an absolute defense.

2) The right of Discovery by the defense can really suck for the plaintiff.

The GSA is only doing this because the two groups in question are small and may not be able to mount a costly defense. If they are able to demonstrate that they both can and will mount a defense, the GSA wipl fold like a cheap lawn chair.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 7:39:43 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good suggestion. And buying them you aren’t contributing to the brainwashing of a little girl’s mind.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 7:40:27 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: servo1969

The girl scouts want to intimidate pro-life institutions from telling the truth. What do the GS think will happen during the discovery phase of a civil suit?


16 posted on 02/18/2014 7:40:49 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: servo1969

Democrat Rep.: Kill Babies Because “They Have Colic”

February 17, 2014 by B. Christopher Agee 43 Comments

The aborto-centric left has pushed countless reasons they feel warrant the massacre of millions of human beings. Generally, their cause is geared toward the convenience of women who, because of their own actions, were saddled with a growing baby they simply do not want.

Few have expressed such disregard for life as callously as Iowa State Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell.

During a recent House debate, the Democrat listed several reasons mothers might want to snuff out the life of their own offspring before he or she ever gets the opportunity to experience life outside of the womb.

Citing a laundry list of “challenges they bring,” Wessel-Kroeschell apparently believes the best option for many mothers is to remain so self-centered that a few minor inconveniences outweigh the life they helped create.

“They have colic,” she said of the babies she so easily relegates as disposable, “the sleepless nights, the finances, the disciplinary challenges, the education challenges, the birth defects, the mental health issues, the learning disabled – the list goes on and on.”...

Read: http://www.westernjournalism.com/category/news/


17 posted on 02/18/2014 7:50:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

We found some clones of Samoas and Thin Mints (the only GS cookies worth buying in the first place) at a dollar a box at the local Dollar Tree.

And no getting camped by Girl Scouts when you come out of the Grocery Store. . . .


18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:53:11 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Those and Nutter Butters are always in my pantry.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 8:08:35 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Salgak

The Girl Scouts threatening small pro-life groups could very well set up some great blow-back; the more the GSofA protests, the more publicity they will get, and the more publicity they get, the more customers and members they will lose.
In addition, they come across as bullies, and Americans are sick of bullies!


20 posted on 02/18/2014 8:09:01 AM PST by Radagast the Fool (At my signal, UNLEASH PALIN!!)
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To: servo1969

Liberals get all upset when they get boycotted. They don’t have a leg to stand on in court.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 8:09:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: sneakers
My sister-in-law called me, last week, about buying cookies from her daughter. I said no, and told her the reason. She seemed taken aback, as she is very pro-life. Let’s see if she pulls her daughter out of the girl scouts. The group that her daughter is in is, no doubt, mostly Christian. I wonder how many parents know of the connection between the Girl Scouts and PP?
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My sister was the girl scout leader for her area until she found out how liberal pro-lesbian/abortion girl scouts have become. She not only took her daughter out but started a Frontier Girl chapter and brought all the former girl scouts with her; shut down the GS program.

http://frontiergirlsclubs.com/

22 posted on 02/18/2014 8:26:17 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: KeyLargo

The lie with all those “reasons” is that no woman is required by any law in any State to keep and raise a child she bears. Therefore, all of the listed ‘reasons’ for abortion are completely and totally illogical.

The ONLY LOGICAL (not moral but logical) reasons for an abortion is that a woman does not want to remain pregnant and/or does not want to give birth.

That’s it.

Call them on this all the time.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 8:30:06 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: servo1969

Well, that is one way to burn through the cookie money.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 8:34:25 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

The leadership in NYC is without question full of nothing but activist lesbians, most of the folks on the ground, troop leaders are just average everday moms who have honestly no idea how radical the leadership of the organization is.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 8:41:10 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: sneakers

I wonder how many parents know of the connection between the Girl Scouts and PP?”

In Texas it’s even worse than that because of GS naming Wendy Davis as their poster girl. After my grandson’s last Boy Scout meeting he asked me why we had to boycott Girl Scout cookies and who exactly is Wendy Davis, so the word is getting out. And yes, his father decided to keep him in Boy Scouts for the time being as he only has one more year before he gets his Eagle Scout award.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 8:45:45 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Radagast the Fool

“The Girl Scouts threatening small pro-life groups could very well set up some great blow-back; the more the GSofA protests, the more publicity they will get, and the more publicity they get, the more customers and members they will lose.
In addition, they come across as bullies, and Americans are sick of bullies!”

Just ask Susan G Komen foundation on whether their affiliation with PP helped or hurt them.

In spite of more stupidity in the NFL wearing pink oufits, I understand that donations and participation at planned events is way way down.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 8:50:54 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: fungoking

“My sister was the girl scout leader for her area until she found out how liberal pro-lesbian/abortion girl scouts have become. She not only took her daughter out but started a Frontier Girl chapter and brought all the former girl scouts with her; shut down the GS program.”

Do they sell coookies?


28 posted on 02/18/2014 8:52:17 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: HamiltonJay

Not here!

Should have known when they met at the Episcopal Church.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 8:54:44 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: bestintxas

The girl scouts group shows its true colors. Filing lawsuits is what LIBs/DIMs do when they are thwarted somehow. Losers.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 8:55:38 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: servo1969

“GSUSA has an obligation to protect the Girl Scout name.”

How about not associating with abortion groups!


31 posted on 02/18/2014 9:05:28 AM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Grams A

That’s wise advice for your grandson. He earned it and has been working toward Eagle for ten years.

Take a look at my tagline and you’ll see where I stand, yet my youngest son is going back into Boy Scouts later this year to complete Eagle. He’s completed everything but the project.

My oldest earned Eagle in December. Our whole troop moved to Trail Life USA in January.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 9:07:00 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: servo1969

The actual complaint appears to be to not use the girl scout registered logo in their mailings. That is more of a trademark issue, and it appears the people being asked to do so have stopped using the Girl scout trademark.

It doesn’t appear that they are threatening them for their opinion, just the use of the logo.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 9:07:45 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Funny, I was sitting here thinking the same thing. Boy, talk about bad publicity for the Girl Scouts!


34 posted on 02/18/2014 11:29:57 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Salgak

Back to Nature also has a very good chocolate mint cookie and a peanut butter cookie, too, that I buy in place of GS cookies now.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 3:49:17 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You think you know me. You don't.)
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