Skip to comments.Pelosi: Girl Scouts ties with Planned Parenthood, other organizations, ‘very valuable’
Posted on 02/03/2012 6:57:28 AM PST by IbJensen
WASHINGTON, February 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When asked about Girl Scouts of Americas (GSUSA) connections to Planned Parenthood, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that the relationship between the two groups is very valuable.
CNSNews.com asked the former House Speaker following a Girl Scouts-sponsored event, The Girl Scouts has had some ties to Planned Parenthood, do you think thats a valuable relationship to have working together?
The Girl Scouts have relationships with many organizations, and, yes, I think they are all very valuable, Pelosi replied.
Pelosi had been featured at the reception to promote To Get Her There, a new initiative by GSUSA to promote womens leadership.
While the national branch of Girl Scouts has recently been denying the organizations relationship with Planned Parenthood, on March 5, 2004 Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger admitted on NBCs The Today Show: We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country.
In national survey in 2004, sixteen Girl Scout councils admitted to partnering with Planned Parenthood, around 25% of the councils who responded to the survey. Most did not respond, however.
The Girl Scouts/Planned Parenthood controversy erupted anew in 2010 after it was revealed that the scouting group distributed a graphic sex education pamphlet by Planned Parenthood entitled Happy, Healthy, and Hot during an event at the United Nations headquarters. Last month, a Catholic parish in Virginia banned the Girl Scouts from meeting on church grounds over the Planned Parenthood connection.
In January a teenage Girl Scout employee who wore a Pray to End Abortion t-shirt to work during off-duty hours was ordered to turn the t-shirt inside out or leave.
When the girls are selling cookies I am polite to them when I say no. But the real reason is that I will never spend a nickel supporting these feminazis.
“political” is not spelled with a v.
Again Pelosi shoots off mouth without knowing the facts.
She has been known to do that, you know.
Wonder why CNS led her into that stement?
Someone at CNS has a dreadful (and misguided) vendetta
going against the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Be sure to tell them why you choose not to, nicely.
(might use the word “choose” with emphasis, since it’s a leftist code word)
That’s the age, you could politely offer them an independent thought in their impressionable minds, to compete with their otherwise round-the-clock leftist brainwashing.
Think of it, as akin to smuggling a small meal, to a hungry prisoner stuck in Treblinka.
GS connections to Planned Parenthood and radial homosexual organizations are EXACTLY why my daughter is no longer with them. We switched to American Heritage Girls.
One of my co-workers (a nice woman in her mid thirties) is a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s group, and was offering the opportunity to sign up for cookies after our last office meeting. I said no and explained why; she took it well but said that in her troop they do crafts and activities, never getting into the PP controversy or indoctrinating the girls.
Rather than buying the cookies, I plan to make a modest donation to her troop, specifying that none of it go to the national organization. Any opinions on that?
“Marxist women unite!”
I’ve done the same thing to a friends group. I will not help out the national lesbians but will help the local group through donations of goods and services.
Maybe offer some awareness of alternative, American Heritage Girls?