Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pro-abortion, Girl Scouts' Appeal Diminishes

Many Christian parents are reporting that the Girl Scout's affiliation with “Planned Parenthood” is not something that they want their children involved with, and have now begun removing their daughters from the organization.

For background, read Girl Scouts Advocate Guide Teaching Sex Acts? and also read Planned Parenthood Urges HIV-infected Teens to Freely Have Sex

UPDATE 1/12/12: "Boycott Girl Scout Cookies" says Girl Scout (video)

UPDATE 10/28/11: Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers

-- From "Children Leaving Girl Scouts Due to 'Planned Parenthood' Affiliations" by Fionna Agomuoh, Christian Post Contributor 8/18/11

In recent years, it has become more apparent to many Girl Scouts and their parents that the wholesome values that the organization claims to stand behind may not be as wholesome as expected. In response, they are favoring several faith-based girl empowerment organizations that have been founded as alternatives to the Girl Scouts.

Patti Garibay, founder of the American Heritage Girls, a non-denominational female scout program notes that countless American Heritage Girls were once Girl Scouts who left the organization due to conflicts with their faith and beliefs.

Another budding girls group is the Little Flowers Girls' Club. Geared toward home-schooled Catholic girls, the club has been growing by 2,000 members a year.

Pioneer Girls and GEMS Girls' Clubs, are also both organizations that focus on Christ-centered and faith-based life skills and character building.

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From "The cookie crumbles: American girls abandoning Girl Scouts" by Taylor Hudson, World Net Daily 8/14/11

Proof of the strong links [to Planned Parenthood] can be found by looking no further than the statements of Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger, who told NBC's "Today" show in an interview in 2004: "We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs, and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country, to bring information-based sex education programs to girls."

There's additional documentation in printed materials provided by the Girl Scouts, although the statement from Cloninger remains sufficient for many parents. It comes on the heels of WND's exposure of Girl Scouts' promotion of lesbian causes.

Concerned Women for America . . . President Wendy Wright has documented the relationship between Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood.

"These groups work together to steal children's innocence and make them vulnerable to the negative consequences of promiscuity thereby creating clients for their abortion and STD services," said Wright.

One link between Girl Scouts USA and pro-abortion causes that can be easily verified is the connection to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, or WAGGGS. Each Girl Scout is automatically a member of WAGGGS due to shared funding and activities. The WAGGGS website shows support for a campaign involving "sexual and reproductive health services" such as "emergency contraception in order to avoid unintended pregnancies and accessible, affordable and safe abortions."

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