Air Date: February 4, 2014
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest Ann Saladin
The Girl Scouts are involved right now in their National Cookie Sales. This coming weekend is their National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. While many sales are going on right now of the thin mints, samoas, and peanut butter patties, there is an increasing concern coming from pro-life organizations all across the country regarding the connections between the Girl Scouts and pro-abortion resources and connections to organizations that promote abortion.
Ann Saladin is the mother of a former 4th generation Girl Scout, and the creator of ‘mygirlscoutcouncil.com,’ a website documenting pro-life concerns about the Girl Scouts, council by council, and she discussed the concerns by pro-life groups about the Girl Scout’s position on abortion that are producing a Girl Scout Cookie boycott.
She discussed the influence that women’s rights and abortion advocates such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Sanger, Wendy Davis, and Kathleen Sebelius have had on what is taught to the girls in the Girl Scouts, especially on issues such as abortion, the feminist movement, active sexuality, freedom from religion, and teachings opposed to the traditional family.