Skip to comments.Girl Scouts Shun Pro-Life Girls at United Nations Meeting
Posted on 03/13/2014 3:15:26 PM PDT by Morgana
New York, NY (CFAM) Who speaks for youth? Catholic teens are wondering after participating in a Girl Scouts meeting to collect young womens opinions on the new goals that will steer UN policy and billions of dollars in aid for years to come.
We were just a means to an end, said one young lady. All they wanted was for us to validate their point.
The UN is undergoing a lengthy process to determine new goals on poverty and development. Many say young peoples opinions should be included and a number of groups are stepping forward to speak for youth. This week the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) held a meeting to hear from young women and adults were not allowed.
girlscouts2It was initially cool to encounter all of the girls from different places and with different accents, said Ave Fouriezos, She had traveled to New York with a team of Catholic teens for an annual UN conference on women.
But it quickly became uncomfortable when we were split into small groups and asked to propose three areas of womens rights.
To the girls surprise, a WAGGGS paper was handed out listing specific goals the group is already lobbying for. Comprehensive health features confidential and non-judgemental [sic] sexual and reproductive health services for all a priority for abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and the UN Population Fund.
Each small group included representatives from WAGGGS. The team leaders were outspoken and even aggressive about their beliefs, so it was very overwhelming, said Ave.
When Ave tried to explain her views on sexual health and abortion, my opinion was disregarded. It was obvious that my opinion didnt matter because it didnt comply with the WAGGGS agenda.
In another group, a WAGGGS leader said access to contraception should be in the UNs goals. One teen, Lauren Downes, explained this was controversial and suggested changing it to education in contraception.
The other participants sort of agreed with me, Lauren said. But then the dynamic changed. Soon every girl in the group wouldnt listen to me, wouldnt respect me, and slowly pushed me out of the circle. I didnt feel welcomed and I didnt feel like I had a voice.
In another group, one girl had many good ideas about how to improve the Girl Guides statement, said Emily Cross, but they completely ignored and disrespected her.
A UN world survey of nearly 1.5 million people found the priorities of youth under age 30 are education, healthcare, jobs, food, sanitation, protection against crime and violence, and honest government.
WAGGGS sparked a firestorm in 2010 after a sexually provocative Planned Parenthood brochure was distributed at one of their events at the UN. The Girl Scouts USA works with the WAGGGS team at the UN.
The Girl Scouts USA denied any involvement, however the event prompted the launch of numerous websites protesting the leftward drift of the Girl Scouts and an ongoing reform movement including a boycott of Girl Scout cookies going on now.
In 2013, the UN Population Fund orchestrated a Global Youth Conference that released the Bali Declaration telling countries to provide abortion and recognize the sexual rights of youth. Several participants complained the meeting was manipulated and tokenistic. The UN later declined to recognize the Bali Declaration.
WAGGGS played an active role in the Bali breakout sessions.
Boy, between the Susan Komen abortion endorsements, the GSA lesbian-abortion endorsement, and the Boy Sodomites of America’s homosexual-leftist endorsement, things sure have changed.
Had to hang up on a breast cancer phonecall when she couldn’t tell me if she was in any way affiliated with Susan Komen.
How very sad that these formerly fine organizations have stepped in the liberal steam-pit of scum.
That's "how it's done" - everywhere.
Hillary's Army, doncha know.
My girls were only briefly involved in Girls Scouts. I remember three things that irritated me the most: First, the “forms” to fill out asked about race/ethnicity — I refused to answer. Second, I found out the troop itself only received something like 15 cents per every box of cookies sold. At $4 a box, that’s hardly a “fundraiser.” Third, all the talk/pressure to support “disadvanted” girls to be a part of GS.
No more GS cookies for me. I never did like them anyway.
As clear an application of the Delphi Technique as I have heard tell of. Those girls didn’t have a chance.
I said because of the Girls Scouts affiliation with abortion.
Dead silence. End of discussion. I walked away...cookie-less.
I did the same thing last month at a Home and Flower Show here in Cleveland. She denied the affiliation. I told her to pay attention to what they're doing to your daughters.
GOOD FOR YOU!!
I think she probably told you a little white lie. What they are doing to our daughters is a BIG BLACK SIN.
There WILL be hell to pay...literally.
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