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Pro-life groups are calling for a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies. (Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar/Flickr/Creative Commons)

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American Life League has joined other national pro-life and local organizations in calling for a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, saying Girl Scouts of the USA (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," says 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," Brown continues.

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 2011 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 continues, "There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore, and be yourself!"

The American Life League 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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