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  • Planned Parenthood Teams Up With Girls Inc For Pro-Abortion Workshops

    07/17/2008 5:07:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 277+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/17/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Billings, MT (LifeNews.com) -- Girls Inc. is back in the news over abortion and now the group for young women is teaming up with Planned Parenthood. The organization, which has come under fire for adopting a pro-abortion position, is conducting workshops in Montana with the nation's largest abortion business. The girls group came under fire in 2005 for adopting a statement saying it backs abortion and supports the Roe v. Wade decision that ushered in an era of approximately 50 million abortions.At the time, pro-life groups called for a boycott of the American Girl doll because the company making...
  • American Girl Tries to Restore Image, Pro-Life Group Declares Victory

    12/14/2005 9:22:54 AM PST · by Diago · 29 replies · 1,712+ views
    American Girl Tries to Restore Image, Pro-Life Group Declares Victory To: National Desk Contact: Ann Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, 312-965-1030 cell, ann@prolifeaction.org CHICAGO, Dec. 14 /Christian Wire Service/ -- "American Girl is trying to restore its wholesome image with pro-life families," said Ann Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. "Their efforts at damage control show how effective our protest and boycott have been." "In contrast to American Girl's affiliation with pro-abortion Girls Inc, they have just launched a major ad campaign, designed to protect girls from growing up too fast," said Scheidler. "The sudden...
  • Pro-life Victory: American Girl Protests Worked!

    12/14/2005 9:56:30 AM PST · by 1stFreedom · 12 replies · 828+ views
    American Girl Tries to Restore Image, Pro-Life Group Declares Victory To: National Desk CHICAGO, Dec. 14 /Christian Wire Service/ -- "American Girl is trying to restore its wholesome image with pro-life families," said Ann Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. "Their efforts at damage control show how effective our protest and boycott have been." "In contrast to American Girl's affiliation with pro-abortion Girls Inc, they have just launched a major ad campaign, designed to protect girls from growing up too fast," said Scheidler. "The sudden about-face is clearly a response to our boycott of American Girl during...
  • Early Show Describes Girls Inc. Explicit Pro-Choice Statement as "Favoring Open Discussion"

    12/14/2005 5:03:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 1,060+ views
    Early Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein December 14, 2005 - 07:04. "We recognize the right of all women to choose whether, when, and under what circumstances to bear children. Reproductive freedom and responsibility are essential to other rights and opportunities, including pursuit of education, employment, financial security and a stable and fulfilling family life. Restrictions of reproductive choice are especially burdensome for young women and poor women. Girls Incorporated supports a woman’s freedom of choice, a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade." Would you say the foregoing statement, from Girls Inc. [see it here http://www.girlsinc.org/ic/page.php?id=4.3.4...
  • Saturday NYC Alert: Protest at American Girl Place (49th & 5th, 10a-12p, Dec 10)

    12/09/2005 8:43:57 PM PST · by 1stFreedom · 7 replies · 560+ views
    Pro-Life Group To Picket American Girl Place in New York To: National Desk Contact: Ann Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, 312-965-1030 cell, ann@prolifeaction.org CHICAGO, Dec. 8—The Pro-Life Action League will lead a picket by parents and their daughters at American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, in protest of American Girl's ties to the pro-abortion advocacy group, Girls Incorporated. "December is the busiest shopping season of the year," said League Executive Director Ann Scheidler. "Our picket will reach thousands of shoppers on New York's Fifth Avenue...
  • Holiday Time is Prime Time for American Girl

    12/01/2005 4:52:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 703+ views
    Madison.com ^ | December 1, 2005 | Judy Newman
    MIDDLETON, WI - Walking through American Girl's Middleton headquarters in December is like getting a peek into the land of Santa's elves - and young girls' fantasies. Upstairs, there's a constant buzz in the call center, as workers field a steady stream of calls to order Samantha, Molly and the rest of the American Girl clan. "You don't have a catalog? That's OK, we can work around that," one call wrangler amiably says to a customer from New Hampshire, who wants an American Girl Today doll with specific features - in this case, blond hair and blue eyes. ". ....
  • Wild-eye right drags down iconic American Girl dolls

    11/13/2005 4:42:14 PM PST · by SJackson · 158 replies · 4,122+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-12-05 | Joel McNally
    It turns out that when suburban mothers buy American Girl dolls that look and dress exactly like their own little girls, they may unwittingly be purchasing tiny, lesbian partners for their children.... It turns out that when suburban mothers buy American Girl dolls that look and dress exactly like their own little girls, they may unwittingly be purchasing tiny, lesbian partners for their children. At least, that is the fear of the wacko, right-wing watchdogs who keep track of exotic threats to our children that most of us are too naive - or not nearly psychologically twisted enough - to...
  • All dolled up and no place to go

    11/10/2005 3:57:53 AM PST · by Diago · 15 replies · 975+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 8, 2005 | Rebecca Hagelin
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47278 Tuesday, November 8, 2005 All dolled up and no place to go Posted: November 8, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Rebecca Hagelin © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com A new catalog from the American Girl doll company arrived in the mail recently – something my daughter Kristin and I used to really look forward to. We've ordered from the company many times, and one of my fondest memories is of a trip I made with Kristin to the huge American Girl store in Chicago. The occasion was...
  • American Girl boycotted: Accused of luring youth into radical feminist ideology

    11/04/2005 3:57:52 AM PST · by Diago · 133 replies · 3,314+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 2, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Wednesday, November 2, 2005 American Girl boycottedAccused of luring youth into radical feminist ideology Posted: November 2, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com After repeated unheeded warnings, a pro-life group launched a boycott yesterday against the popular doll maker American Girl for its association with a group that promotes abortion rights and lesbianism. "American Girl has refused to sever ties with pro-abortion Girls Incorporated," said Ann Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, "This leaves us no choice but to call for a boycott of American Girl dolls and accessories for the duration of the 2005 Christmas shopping season."...
  • Parish cancels American Girl event; others urge boycott of doll maker

    11/02/2005 3:57:50 PM PST · by Diago · 5 replies · 286+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11-2-05 | Nancy Frazier O'Brien
    Parish cancels American Girl event; others urge boycott of doll maker By Nancy Frazier O'Brien Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Saying that "the pursuit of funds can't come at the cost of our integrity," the pastor of St. Luke Parish in Brookfield, Wis., has canceled an American Girl school fundraiser set for May because of the doll company's ties to a nonprofit group that supports keeping abortion legal. The American Girl's connection to Girls Inc. through the "I Can" bracelet project -- which promotes girls' self-esteem and service -- also has prompted criticism of the company by at least...
  • Innocence Lost Is American Girl a pro-abortion company?

    11/02/2005 3:47:07 AM PST · by Diago · 21 replies · 1,735+ views
    National Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | John J. Miller
    Version October 31, 2005, 8:22 a.m. Innocence Lost Is American Girl a pro-abortion company? On Christmas morning, untold numbers of girls will rip open packages hoping to find an American Girl doll. The lucky ones will receive a prized possession of modern childhood, a little figurine to dress, comb, hug, and otherwise dote upon. Because these dolls are so loved, there aren't many companies with a more wholesome image than American Girl. So why is this popular dollmaker now giving money to a group that supports abortion rights? That's what a growing number of consumers want to know. Since...
  • School Snubs American Girl (Waukesha, WI)

    10/31/2005 6:33:08 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 1,194+ views
    Madison.com via AP Wire ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP Staff Writer
    (Show in state canceled in 'family values' dispute) A Catholic school in Waukesha County (WI) is the first nonprofit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show. The cancellation follows complaints by two anti-abortion and "family values" groups based in Chicago and Mississippi that the Middleton-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that accepts abortion and lesbian sexual orientation. St. Luke School in Brookfield notified its parents through bulletins at Masses over the weekend. "It seemed like a match made in heaven: a motivated Catholic school and an all-American icon,"...
  • American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show (Catholic Grade School, WI)

    10/30/2005 8:48:07 AM PST · by UB355 · 40 replies · 2,610+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/30/2005 | TOM HEINEN
    American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show Backing of lesbianism, abortion sets off storm By TOM HEINEN theinen@journalsentinel.com Posted: Oct. 29, 2005 A Catholic school in Waukesha County is the first non-profit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show amid concerns that the Wisconsin-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that presents abortion, contraception and a lesbian sexual orientation as acceptable. News of the decision by parent volunteers and the pastor at St. Luke School in Brookfield is being reported in bulletins at Masses this weekend....
  • American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show [Catholic school takes a stand]

    10/30/2005 6:15:05 AM PST · by Diago · 38 replies · 1,085+ views
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/oct05/366844.asp ^ | Posted: Oct. 29, 2005 | By TOM HEINEN
                  www.jsonline.com               Return to regular view Original URL: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/oct05/366844.asp American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show Backing of lesbianism, abortion sets off storm By TOM HEINENtheinen@journalsentinel.com Posted: Oct. 29, 2005 A Catholic school in Waukesha County is the first non-profit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show amid concerns that the Wisconsin-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that presents abortion, contraception and a lesbian sexual orientation as acceptable. News of the decision...
  • American Girls Response (to outraged parents)

    10/27/2005 4:19:00 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 55 replies · 1,855+ views
    email from American Girl, corporate office | October 26, 2005
    Dear Ms. M, Thank you for your letter expressing your disappointment with American Girl's affiliation with Girls Inc. We apologize for the delayed response and appreciate the opportunity to reply to your concerns. American Girl has always encouraged young girls to achieve their best. The "I CAN" program is one of the many philanthropic endeavors undertaken by our company. Our goal with "I CAN" is to help millions of girls realize that they are unique, talented, and full of amazing possibilities?while reinforcing the idea that helping others achieve is also an important part of life. Donations raised through I CAN...
  • American Girl Plays Down Ties to Pro-Abortion Group After Criticism

    10/24/2005 1:33:03 PM PDT · by Diago · 8 replies · 507+ views
    http://www.lifenews.com/ ^ | October 24, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    American Girl Plays Down Ties to Pro-Abortion Group After Criticism Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor October 24, 2005 New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- American Girl, the makers of a popular line of children's dolls, has lowered the profile of its partnership with a pro-abortion group following national criticism. A pro-life organization that has helped lead opposition says the company is removing some of its links to Girls Inc., a group that helps girls with self-esteem and scholastic issues but also backs abortion. "American Girl, maker of American Girl Dolls, must be receiving enough calls and emails to...
  • Senator Slams Pro-Life Groups Criticizing American Girl on Abortion

    10/25/2005 12:17:42 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 55 replies · 1,748+ views
    October 25, 2005 ^ | LifeNews.com | by Steven Ertelt
    Omaha, NE (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-abortion U.S. senator is slamming pro-life groups who have raised concerns about the American Girl doll company's partnership with a girl's group that backs abortion. Pro-life organizations have threatened a national boycott if the company doesn't pull out from its partnership with Girl's Inc. Sen. Barak Obama, an Illinois Democrat, called the criticism and possible boycott and overreaction. “It's just silly,” said Obama. “This is a classic example of overreaction and a lack of proportion.” "An organization like this plays a vital part in making certain we are opening up our windows and letting our...
  • Obama Addresses Clash [Obama Defends Pro-abortion, Pro-Lesbian American Girl Dolls ]

    10/24/2005 8:48:17 PM PDT · by Diago · 42 replies · 2,123+ views
    Obama Addresses Clash Girls Inc. appearance A rising star in the Democratic party offered support Monday to an Omaha organization swept into a political clash.U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D) Illinois, spoke Monday at a luncheon for Girls Inc., which has drawn fire this month for its support of abortion rights and acceptance of lesbianism.At issue is Girls Inc.'s involvement with American Girl, a manufacturer of popular dolls and children's books. The company is donating proceeds from sales of a special wristband, which reads "I Can" to support the programs of Girls Inc."This is a classic example of overreaction and...
  • [Congressman Sherrod Brown's abortion-loving wife:] Attacking American Girl dolls truly un-American

    10/21/2005 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Diago · 24 replies · 1,237+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2005 | Connie Schultz, Wife od Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown
    Attacking dolls truly un-American Thursday, October 20, 2005Connie SchultzPlain Dealer Columnist My friendship with an American Girl doll began when a black slave girl named Addy helped my 8-year-old daughter find her courage and define her values. American Girl dolls wear period clothing from various eras in our country's history. Each doll also stars in her own series of books designed to teach girls about American history. Ten years ago, many of my daughter's friends owned Samantha, the girl living with her wealthy grandmother in 1904, or bespectacled Molly, who was growing up during World War II. After reading...
  • American Girl vs. American Girls

    10/16/2005 6:18:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies · 3,193+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 10-15-05 | Elizabeth Foss
    by Elizabeth Foss Other Articles by Elizabeth Foss American Girl vs. American Girls 10/15/05 Every night, when I put my daughters to sleep, I snuggle next to them under the pink, rose-festooned canopy over their bed. We talk about all sorts of things and I stay until they drift off. During the quiet time before the blanket of sleep envelopes my little girls, I gaze through the semi-darkness at the dolls on the shelves opposite the bed. The dolls are lined up after a day of play, a beautiful, tangible testimony to the innocence of girlhood. They are American Girl dolls...
  • My Sister's response to American Girl

    10/15/2005 4:57:42 PM PDT · by ermmt · 67 replies · 2,245+ views
    Dear sirs and madams - As I look at my daughters' collections of a total of 4 AG dolls, Bitty Baby, Coconut, Licorice and many, many clothes and accessories, I now feel sorrow instead of joy. Toys that were meant to enhance their femininity and girlhood are now shrouded with the despicable choice of an organization American Girl has aligned itself with. My daughters monthly have gone to AG Club meetings at a Christian book store. Lots of her homeschooled friends begin studying periods of history through the AG books. I never expected nor found all that the company does...
  • Girls Inc Defends Itself (pro-lesbian group supported by American Girl)

    10/15/2005 2:47:15 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 68 replies · 1,921+ views
    GirlsInc.com ^ | October 15, 2005 | Joyce M. Roche
    To all friends of strong, smart, and bold girls: Girls Inc. has empowered girls for over 141 years, first as Girls Clubs of America and since 1990 as Girls Incorporated. In centers across the country, generations of girls have learned their strengths, explored their worlds, prepared for productive, interesting lives, and offered each other the support necessary in dealing with the challenges of growing up. Grounded in research and tested in the field, Girls Inc. programs address the whole girl. They build her athletic skills and competitive spirit, nurture her ability and interest in science, math and technology, equip her...
  • Groups Threaten to Boycott American Girl

    10/14/2005 3:07:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,286+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/5 | DAVID CRARY
    New York -- American Girl, manufacturer of a highly popular line of dolls and children's books, has become the target of conservative activists threatening a boycott unless the toy maker cuts off contributions to a youth organization that supports abortion rights and acceptance of lesbians. The protest is directed at an ongoing American Girl campaign in which proceeds from sales of a special "I Can" wristband help support educational and empowerment programs of Girls Inc., a national nonprofit organization which describes its mission as "inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold." American Girl, whose often patriotic products have long...
  • American Girl Doll Maker Comes Under Fire for Supporting Abortion - 1-800-845-0005

    10/12/2005 8:20:39 PM PDT · by Diago · 11 replies · 2,852+ views
    http://www.lifenews.com/ ^ | October 12, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    American Girl Doll Maker Comes Under Fire for Supporting Abortion Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor October 12, 2005 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Washington, DC -- Millions of young girls around the country play with American Girl dolls and millions more parents may buy the dolls or their extensive accessories as gifts this Christmas. However, a leading pro-life group says Mattel, the company that manufactures them, is teaming up with a group that backs abortion. Mattel is parterning with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy...
  • More Info on Girls Inc and American Girl

    10/12/2005 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Kentucky · 22 replies · 1,480+ views
    Girls Inc ^ | Kentucky
    List of the Girls Inc Board of Directors Some surprises here. Wal-mart, Home Depot, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, .....maybe we need to be calling and emailing more than just American Girl. Are these corporations aware of what Girls Inc advocates? Girls Incorporated National Board of Directors 2005-2006 Val Ackerman, Founding President Women's National Basketball Association; New York, NY Susie Buffett, Community Volunteer, (Board Secretary) Omaha, NE Francis X. Burnes III, Former Managing Director (Retired) JP Morgan Chase; New York, NY Cathy Duffy, Chief Executive Officer (Region III Representative) Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire; Manchester, NH Michael L. Dweck, Managing...
  • American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group.

    10/12/2005 8:01:55 PM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 11 replies · 792+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 10/05 | Donald E. Wildmon
    American Girl (owned by Mattel) is partnering with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc. The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. webpage. In addition, the webpage says American Girl is giving $50,000 to Girls, Inc...