Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WisSJ: Pro-Life Wisconsin takes aim at Girl Scouts

Not everyone is loving those Thin Mints.

Pro-Life Wisconsin is asking its supporters to reconsider purchasing Girl Scout cookies, saying the organization is too closely linked to the abortion rights movement.

In an email to supporters Monday, Pro-Life Wisconsin said that "while some local troops' activities may be wholesome, sadly, Girl Scouts USA promotes radically, anti-life women, such as Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, as role models, regularly partners with pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood for 'educational' activities, and encourages girls to fight for abortion on demand."

The annual six-week period of Girl Scout cookie sales kicks off this Saturday.

Pro-Life Wisconsin told its supporters that "approximately 15 percent of each box sold goes to the troop. The rest goes to the regional and national organizations of Girl Scouts USA."

That's not true, said Christy Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Badgerland Council, a regional body that provides Girl Scouting in south-central and southwest Wisconsin. No portion of cookie proceeds goes to the national Girl Scouts organization, she said.

The article is all about where the money goes, nothing about the obvious ethical problem of cooperating with a group like the Girl Scouts who have not just passively but made it their mission to promote "reproductive rights."
Are parents aware that a link on GSUSA’s website sends girls to do research on the website of the pro-abortion Global Fund for Women (GFW), an organization that seeks to protect “women's right to reproductive choice” and works “to decriminalize and expand access to safe abortion?"
I think these are the type of questions that are relevant. 

3 comments:

  1. Could you please provide corroborating evidence from GSUSA directly or in their mission statements. In my brief searches I haven't found references to reproductive rights or to GFW. I see NASA and some Plastic Pollution Reduction partnerships.

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    1. TAq: What the Girl Scouts SAY in their mission statement is much different than what the Girl Scouts USA and council actually do and promote through their official curriculum, on-line materials and events. I posted a resource for you that contains several examples that is pending approval.

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  2. This is a link to research about GS Badgerland Council, GSUSA and the Intn'l GS group WAGGGS created by a Catholic mom who has done her homework. All fully sourced and backed up by the Girl Scouts own materials, curriculum, financial info, online content, etc: http://mygirlscoutcouncil.com/uploads/3/2/6/7/3267198/gsbadgerland_final_mgsc_new_72913.pdf

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