The Girl Scouts of America has long been a politically weaponized organization, but they’d rather you not know that.
On the surface, they go to great lengths to appear politically neutral, particularly when it comes to the most heated issues surrounding girls: sexuality, abortion, and birth control.
On their website, they state that GSUSA “does not take a position or develop materials on these issues.”
However, there are those who beg to differ.
Breitbart reports that “Ann Saladin, creator of MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, and co-editor Christy Volanski, have spent nearly a decade documenting Girl Scouts USA’s relationships with the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood, and political leaders who support abortion and a left-wing agenda in general.”
“At the very least, it’s a cozy relationship,” Volanski explained to Breitbart News, breaking down the relationship between the Girl Scouts and the abortion industry, namely, Planned Parenthood.
Here are some recent examples of the clear favoritism the Girl Scouts show the pro-abortion stance, aka “reproductive rights:”
On Friday, MyGirlScoutCouncil posted to Facebook that the Girl Scouts Gold Award – its highest honor – went to a “reproductive health justice” project to “educate people about and destigmatize access to women’s healthcare”:
In December, the Girl Scouts of the Central California Coast Instagram account featured a post celebrating alumna and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, specifically because “she was a key swing vote in many important cases, including the upholding of Roe v. Wade“:
Conflicting information from the Girl Scouts and the organization’s officials about its ties to the abortion industry has stirred up further controversy about these relationships.
While the Girl Scouts deny having a relationship with Planned Parenthood, local groups are allowed to partner with the abortion giant.
In this 2004 video, former Girl Scouts USA CEO Kathy Cloninger confirmed a partnership between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood:
“We partner with many organizations,” Cloninger said. “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.”
That’s not all:
The Girl Scouts also state that “[e]very Girl Scout and Girl Guide organization is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts—and each Member Organization, including Girl Scouts of the USA, pays dues.”
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), however, is an organization that advocates globally for abortion rights.
Volanski explained while some media outlets are emphasizing that Girl Scouts does not send funds specifically from cookie sales directly to Planned Parenthood, “the fact that Girl Scouts exposes girls to Planned Parenthood through their organization is much more insidious than a financial relationship.”
“Many Girl Scout critics focus primarily on the relationship between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood, but the concerns are so much broader than this one concerning connection,” Volanski asserted. “The Girl Scout organization features many progressive pro-abortion organizations, activists, politicians and events to its girl members.”
Enter Teen Vogue.
The Girl Scouts enjoy a very favorable attitude towards abortion mills, so go figure they’d also partner with the “teen” magazine that features how-to guides for anal sex. They’re only interested in “education,” right?
Girl Scouts is excited to be in sunny LA at the #TeenVogueSummit. We’re all about tackling pressing issues that girls deal with on a daily basis and are joining forces to create a better world for future leaders. 💚 @TeenVogue—thanks for extending the sponsorship opportunity!
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) November 30, 2018
“The Teen Vogue Summit focused on ‘reproductive justice,’ and featured speakers such as former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and manager of Youth Organizing for Planned Parenthood, Sharim Hossain,” Volanski explained.
Saladin was clear to Breitbart News that one of Girl Scouts’ most disturbing more recent partnerships has been with the Teen Vogue Summit.
“GSUSA’s recent sponsorship, participation, and promotion of the Teen Vogue Summit, which featured ‘reproductive justice’ among its topics, is the latest example at odds with their assurance that ‘GSUSA does not take a position or develop materials on these issues [human sexuality, birth control, and abortion],’” she said. “If tweeting out the pro-abortion mantra ‘My body, my choice, my rights’ isn’t taking a position, I don’t know what is.”
The Girl Scouts USA is also a member organization in the Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG), which advocates for abortion, contraception, and “comprehensive” sex education for girls.
International Planned Parenthood is also a member organization, as well as global abortion provider Marie Stopes International, the sexuality-focused Advocates for Youth, the Institute for Reproductive Health, the United Nations Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates organization Women Deliver, which focuses on access to contraception and abortion.
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