New Website Condemns Girl Scouts For ‘Pro-Abortion Mindset’
Two teen sisters are behind a new website, Speak Now: Girl Scouts, that condemns Girl Scouts USA for having a “pro-abortion mindset.”
The Texas-based teenagers, Tess and Sydney Volanski, were involved with Girls Scouts for eight years but quit the organization after discovering its alleged partnership with Planned Parenthood, which brings sex-based education programs to girls.
As the sisters explain on their site’s homepage:
We are two teenagers that were involved in Girl Scouts for eight years. We parted ways with the organization when we discovered that they have a pro-abortion mindset. We refuse to remain silent while this organizationâ€™s unscrupulous principles mislead over 2 million girls in the United States alone. We created SpeakNowGirlScouts.com in order to spread the truth to others who have no idea what GSUSAâ€™s true intentions are. This website is our way to speak now and we hope it encourages you to do the same!
It also includes some “quick facts” about Girl Scouts, such as:
Did you know… Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has an anti-life, pro-abortion agenda?
Did you know… role models GSUSA encourages girls to emulate include pro-abortion champions, Marxists, Socialists and advocates of same sex lifestyle?
GSUSA spokesperson Michelle Tompkins told The American Independent that the national Girls Scouts organization does not have a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood. She also said the organization does not have a position on abortion or birth control other than to be neutral on both, but that girls in individual troops through the country are allowed to work on projects on virtually any issue, including abortion and birth control.
It will be interesting to see what effect, if any, the Speak Now website will have on Girl Scouts. I think it’s commendable that these young women are being pro-active in spreading their message, though I’m not a fan of their tone or the accusatory nature of their site. If they really want to express themselves, they’d be wise to initiate a smart and civil conversation addressing abortion and birth control rather than launching a radical tirade against an organization that they were willingly a part of for nearly a decade.