Girl Scouts still humming the pro-abortion chorus

Sexual rights for 10-year-olds

Pledge PictureThe following comes from a March 11 posting by Mary Hasson on Catholic Lane.

The Girl Scouts’ Law insists that Girl Scouts be “responsible for what I say and do.” When it comes to abortion, however, the Girl Scouts USA “says” the magic words that keep pro-life members in the fold (i.e. that Girl Scouts “does not take a position” on sexuality, birth control, or abortion).

What they “do” behind the scenes is another story.

The Girls Scouts USA’s hefty brand power—and funding—continue to fuel the pro-abortion advocacy of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. And the Girl Scouts have refused once again to take responsibility for that.

I recently exchanged emails with two GirlScoutsUSA spokespersons, Joshua Ackley and Michelle Tompkins, asking them to clarify the Girl Scouts’ “no position” stance in light of world Girl Scout leadership on the pro-abortion Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration (December, 2012). Their responses highlight the U.S. girl scouts’ corporate unwillingness to take any actions to distance themselves from the world organization’s global advocacy for youth “sexual rights” and abortion….

First, realize how radical the Bali Youth Declaration really is: it asserts “sexual rights” for youth (including 10 year-olds) on nearly every page and demands, over a dozen times, youth access to “abortion” or “reproductive rights” and services. It marginalizes families—decrying parental consent and “age of consent” restrictions in sexual and reproductive matters—and casts religious objections to LBGT lifestyles as “religious intolerance.” Not surprisingly, the pro-abortionchorus embraces the Declaration.

There’s more to know about the Bali Declaration, but what’s most relevant here are the architects behind its design.

The Declaration reflects the handiwork of the Global Youth Forum’s International Steering Committee, a group stacked with abortion providers and abortion-advocacy groups, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation  and the Youth Coalition….

In light of their officially neutral position on abortion, it should have been a no-brainer for the Girl Scouts to repudiate the radical, pro-abortion Bali Declaration. Or at least to clarify that the world group does not speak for GirlScoutsUSA when it advocates on sexual and reproductive matters, including the Bali Declaration.

GirlScoutsUSA refused to do either….

Mary Rice Hasson is a Visiting Fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.  A lawyer, writer, and thinker with substantive expertise in the areas of women, family, media, and education, Mary and her husband, Seamus Hasson, are the parents of seven children. She blogs at http://wordsfromcana.wordpress.com.

To read the entire posting on the Girl Scouts, click here.

 

 

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  1. Larry from RI says:

    First, realize how radical the Bali Youth Declaration really is: it asserts “sexual rights” for youth (including 10 year-olds) on nearly every page and demands, over a dozen times, youth access to “abortion” or “reproductive rights” and services. It marginalizes families—decrying parental consent and “age of consent” restrictions in sexual and reproductive matters—and casts religious objections to LBGT lifestyles as “religious intolerance.” Not surprisingly, the pro-abortionchorus embraces the Declaration.

    Thank you Mary Rice Hasson and the CSEPCC in Wash.DC.

  2. Maryanne Leonard says:

    Good work, Mary Rice Hasson. Your seven children are blessed to have a strongly Catholic mother doing great Catholic work on behalf of Jesus Christ and in service of parents of young girls everywhere who value life and higher moral values.

  3. Laurette Elsberry says:

    Most of us are now aware of the blatant changes in the Girl Scouts over the years. And now the Boy Scouts will probably weaken and deteriorate as well.

    I looked at the current Girl Scout Promise and Law and compared it to the version beautifully outlined in my 1948 Girl Scout Handbook.

    Old Version:
    On my honor, I will try;
    To do my duty to God and my country,
    To help other people at all times,
    And to obey the Girl Scout Laws.

    New Version:
    On my honor, I will try
    To serve God and my country,
    To help people at all times,
    And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

    The difference may be subtle, but notice that the word “obey” has been eliminated.

    I also looked at the Girl Scout Law and found other differences. The two I thought most illustrative of the changes of the laws in effect in 1948, but not in 2013:

    A Girl Scout obeys orders.
    A Girl Scout is clean in thought, word, and deed.

    Weren’t Girl Scouts all better off back then?

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      As a 30 + year Scouter, I sadly admit that the Girl Scouts were the “foot in the door” for the dismantling of the BSA.

      They got amoral corporate heads on the Board, and the Boy Scouts got amoral willing to try to deceive the Scout Volunteers on their Board.

      I tearfully removed all of my Scouting decals from my car and sent the BSA HQ similar sentiments as expressed in this Site entry.

      My late friend Carl Karcher did the same thing with his corporation and lost control. He even admitted to me that putting his corporation in the hands of a West Point, Harvard educated jerk was a mistake. He was desperate after his younger brother died!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  4. Thank you for this disturbing expose. Is there any organization on this planet that has not been infiltrated and corrupted by these people who seek to murder infants and corrupt the minds and bodies of the youngsters who escaped the abortion mill. Like Satan, they cannot bear the thought of losing even ‘one’ of them. All must fall within their retributive orb of soul and corporeal corruption. Entire generations of young people are being exposed to the filthiest, satanic agenda ever to be implemented on an international scale. and they do not have the sagacity or maturity to understand just what is going on and what is ultimately at stake. The Scouts organization is no longer wholesome. It has become worse than the Hitler Youth. Either reform it or withdraw your support – if you have children in these organizations, pull them out. All the signs point toward a coming age of severe persecution directed primarily at traditional minded Catholics. May God guide our new Pope and stand by his side as his pontificate begins to grapple with the forces of darkness in this world.

  5. Check out American Heritage Girls. You can go right to their web-site and they talk about purity in their scout law. If you have a daughter and you want to participate in scouting go to American Heritage Girls!
    I have my son in Boy Scouts and I will pull him out this spring if they change their membership statement. We need to start a new Boy Scout organization. It’s a shame that the innocence is destroyed by the argument. Let’s do what real men do. Fight the good fight. We fight for purity holiness and fidelity not sodomy and baby killing. I think that’s why the military has suffered from an epidemic of suicides. Our boys long to be men and are only fulfilled by being men of truth and fathers of faithfulness. This is why we have Boy Scouts.

  6. Catherine says:

    Thank you CCD for your past and continuing coverage in exposing the *very duplicitous nature* of the Girl Scouts. It is morally wrong to present yourself or your organization as believing in certain values while doing the opposite behind the backs of trusting people. The ongoing information that you have presented on the Girl Scouts has not been exaggerated as some have claimed that it may be.

    Subject: California Catholic Daily – Reaching girls before it’s too late

    Published: May 11, 2011

    Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 7:58 PM By k

    “The information about the Girl Scouts presented here may be exagerated. The National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire has addressed these issues. The GirlScoutsUSA denies any formal affiliation with Planned Parenthood. I do not see any indication that charges that GSUSA gives funds to Planned Parenthood are true.”

    • Whatever you permit, Lord…

      • Catherine says:

        Our youth are being permitted, with the consent of their own parents and even those who call themselves Catholic, to be exposed to demonic worldliness. In the case of the Girl Scouts some parents are very naive and need to be educated but in the case of allowing one’s own child to partake in immoral plays for the false claim of public education or entertainment, this is not teaching, it is worldly compromise and harming children will always be offensive to God.

        Pope Francis warns against permitting demonic worldliness.

        “Thirdly, professing. We can walk as much as we want, we can build many things, but if we do not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord. When we are not walking, we stop moving. When we are not building on the stones, what happens? The same thing that happens to children on the beach when they build sandcastles: everything is swept away, there is no solidity. When we do not profess Jesus Christ, the saying of Léon Bloy comes to mind: “Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil.” When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.”

        • You and I are just alike. I still get trouble for not letting my kid read or watch Harry Potter. I didn’t even let him watch Ninja Turtles or Teletubbies.

  7. Anton L. Seidl says:

    The left has successfully hijacked another organization that once stood for decency and honor. If I had daughters, I would not allow them to join the Girl Scouts. I have refused to support this organization and have ceased purchasing their cookies. It hurts to have to turn away these sweet young children who do not even know they are being used and exploited.

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