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Anti-Abortion Groups Boycotting Girl Scouts Cookies

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This year, some people are boycotting Girl Scout cookies and urging others to do the same.

Pro-life groups claim the Girl Scouts have a pro-abortion agenda.

In the last year, the organization has posted links to articles about women such as Texas state senator Wendy Davis and health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who both support abortion rights.

But the scouts say they don't take positions on sensitive issues like reproductive rights. They just wanted to encourage discussions on women in the news.

"They get involved in promoting and advocating for women's reproductive rights and we know exactly what that stands for," says spokesperson Christy Gibbs. "We believe these are issues best left within the confines of the family."

The scouts add that no cookie money goes to outside organizations or causes.

Both sides hope anyone who boycotts Girl Scout cookies will not talk about these issues with the children out selling cookies.

 

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