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Pro-life groups boycott Girl Scout cookies

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Anti-abortion organizations have launched a boycott of Girl Scout cookies, dubbed CookieCott 2014.

The pro-life groups are angry over what they see as support by the Girl Scouts for abortion-rights advocates.

They point to tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis

A spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts says the organization does not endorse politicians or take stands on political issues.

She says the posts were meant to encourage people to discuss last year’s top newsmakers.

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  • CrabMan

    This is typical in today's society. Scouting organizations exist to help kids grow into responsible adults. Part of that is encouraging them to engage in civic matters, understand how government functions in a free democratic republic, and to serve others without expecting any rewards. By launching attacks on these character building organizations, these groups are sending a message that says, "We'll tell you what to think and what to believe. If you don't conform to what we say, we'll shame and ridicule you".

    • Diane

      Hey Crabman~

      Why stop there.
      Yes those lil girls going door to door in February looking so darn cute how could you say no to those sweet smiles. For every $4 dollar box of thin mints my daughter sold. Her troop got 0.38 cents.
      These girls have no say who or what their organization affiliates with or where the monies go. Maybe some folks should check websites to see how much of those cookie profits go to the girls….. and how much is spent on administration and promotional fees. While troop leaders and den mom work with little or nothing, Some folks made a pretty good salary. That why I would rather find other ways to help the girls rather than buying cookies.

  • CrabMan

    BTW– I've ordered 6 boxes so far from two Girl Scouts. Every Scout (Cub, Boy, Girl, etc.) that comes to my door has my support. I always buy what they are selling to support their programs.

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