Thursday, March 16, 2017

Girl Scout cookies: does your money go to abortion?

It’s that time of year: Girls Scout cookie season. Though many love Girl Scout cookies and the tradition that they bring, there is a history behind them that is not always talked about. Maybe this year you should hold off buying these cookies until you know a little more about the organization that you would be supporting.

Do the Girl Scouts support abortion and Planned Parenthood?

Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a dues-paying affiliate of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). WAGGGS has participated in several international conferences and United Nations events that support a pro-abortion agenda. At these events they have been joined by groups that provide or support abortion such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International and the United Nations Population Fund. There are also other numerous concerns about GSUSA activities.

On their website, GSUSA explains that direct sales from Girl Scout cookies stay with the local councils that sell them. If you ask them about where they stand on the issue, they will tell you the same thing, often making the argument that money raised through local cookie sales stays local. There are two problems with that.

First, several local councils have relationships with Planned Parenthood. Yours might be one of those.

Second, their website states that GSUSA collects royalty fees from bakers they license to make the cookies, and those fees are based on their gross annual sales. Therefore very cookie you buy means GSUSA gets more money, some of which will go to supporting abortion.

Before you shell out $4 for a box of thin mints, think twice about the organization that you are supporting. Is that few minutes of satisfaction worth helping supporting organizations that support abortion-on-demand and population control?

Girl Scouts and Abortion flyer
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