October 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — After an uproar from leftists on social media, the Girl Scouts removed a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on her appointment to the Supreme Court. The tweet had celebrated female Supreme Court justices, including pictures of all five female justices in American history.
When the tweet was first published, pro-abortion Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts, wrote, “What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?”
Others threatened to “skip their cookies” over the tweet. “I’m going to spend my $100 Girl Scout Cookie budget on ingredients to make my own next year,” tweeted one user.
Brianna Wu of the progressive Rebellion PAC was determined to forgo Girl Scout cookies even after the organization deleted the tweet. “Still skipping your cookies over this shameful decision,” she said after thanking them for deleting the tweet.
In any case, after the backlash, the Girl Scouts deleted the post and apologized for it, explaining on Twitter, “Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.”
“Girl Scouts of the USA is a non-political, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women,” said the Girl Scouts.
The group’s declaration that it is a “non-political, nonpartisan organization” contrasts with their long track record of promoting organizations and women associated with strongly partisan issues, such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, the Population Council, and the ACLU.
While the Girl Scouts organization officially states it “does not take a position or develop materials” on issues like abortion, it does promote abortion, particularly through book recommendation, as the sister team Rochelle Focaracci and Lisa Larsson documented on their website “Girl Scouts, Why Not?
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, in 2017 issued a pastoral encyclical directing his flock to “begin the process of transitioning away from the hosting of parish Girl Scouts troops and toward the chartering of American Heritage Girls troops.”
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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Previously, former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger admitted that Girl Scouts partnered with Planned Parenthood to bring sexual information to its young scouts. The close relationship with the abortion giant was also manifested in the fact that the Girls Scouts’ official logo, legally protected by copyright, was allowed to be printed on the Planned Parenthood brochure “Dating, Love, Sex, and HIV.”
Fox News pointed out that the Girl Scouts have left untouched a political tweet from 2013, sharing an article in which Hillary Clinton discusses the importance of “female political leadership” while “mulling a run in the 2016 election.”
In another move that is only a hair’s breadth away from a political endorsement, the Girl Scouts included in its “Journeys” curriculum the book Bliss, which states, “For a look at how double standards — and sexism — affected the 2008 presidential election coverage in the United States, check out “Sexism Sells — But We’re Not Buying It.”
After removing the tweet featuring Justice Barrett earlier this month, many Twitter users lambasted the Girl Scouts for what they viewed as a spineless move.
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) October 29, 2020
Lawyer Victoria Toensing tweeted, “Such a bad example @girlscouts set for young girls. They deleted Tweet congratulating (Barrett) after getting criticism for it. So our young girls learn to back down from criticism rather than to stand tall on principle.”
Journalist Clay Travis drove home just how radical the response to the Girl Scouts tweet had become. “Kappa Delta sorority, of which Amy Coney Barrett is an alum, also apologized and removed a post congratulating her on the Supreme Court nomination,” he wrote. “Social media has truly gone insane.”