Washington, DC----American Life League has joined other national pro-life and local organizations in calling for a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies. GSUSA is no longer an organization that can be trusted with the shaping of young girls.
"The Girl Scouts was once a trusted organization dedicated to character building in young girls and women. Now, GSUSA is abusing that trust," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League, the nation's oldest Catholic pro-life education and advocacy group. "Most parents and grandparents remain painfully unaware that GSUSA has introduced so-called 'family planning' ideology in its curriculum and promotes groups like Planned Parenthood to our daughters and granddaughters."
GSUSA is the largest member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which advocates for "affordable, accessible, safe abortion." GSUSA directly participated in a United Nations workshop in 2010 where the Planned Parenthood sex education pamphlet Happy, Healthy, and Hot was distributed. The pamphlet instructs young girls not to think of sex as "just about vaginal or anal intercourse." It continued, "There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore, and be yourself!"
ALL hopes that the cookie boycott will raise awareness with parents and grandparents that Girl Scouts is no longer the organization they grew up with and once trusted. There are more wholesome ways to spend the cookie money.
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American Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org