Another Connection Between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts

by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/28/2012

Planned Parenthood Girls ScoutsMartinsburg, WV – The video below certainly has been making the rounds on the Internet and new outlets. Many people are outraged that Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris would make such claims about the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. He’s been called a lot of names and certainly much hate has been thrown his way for his comments. But is he wrong?

Rep. Morris wrote a letter to fellow colleagues explaining his concerns in which he stated:

“…abundant evidence proves that the agenda of Planned Parenthood includes sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts, which is quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood instructional series and pamphlets are part of the core curriculum at GSA training seminars. Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley of Denver last year warned parents that “membership in the Girl Scouts could carry the danger of making their daughters more receptive to the pro-abortion agenda.”

No sooner had Rep. Morris made these comments did he come under attack for mischaracterizing the Girl Scouts and spreading misinformation about them; most vehemently they deny any association with Planned Parenthood. But it’s hard for the Girl Scouts to deny any partnership with Planned Parenthood when Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger appeared on national television admitting that Girl Scout troops do indeed partner with Planned Parenthood.

What is most intriguing about the video below is the comments by Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Chief Operating Officer Cathy Ritchie. Ritchie says in the video that there is “no relationship” between Girl Scouts of Indiana and Planned Parenthood; that there never has been and never will be a relationship between the two groups.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

One Battle at a Time: The War on Abortion

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/08/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Sometimes victories are large and everyone for miles knows about them. Other times they are smaller and not as well publicized. Unless you are well connected you might not know of the small victories on the war against abortion taking place across America. Allow me to share some of these victories so you, like I, can be encouraged to continue fighting this war to preserve and protect life.

One of the biggest victories to date comes from Indiana. The state revoked all funding to Planned Parenthood and the new law was signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels. While there is still contention in Indiana, a temporary injunction has halted implementation of the law; there is optimism that the vote of the state legislature will prevail.

In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation that redirects at least $1 million in federal and state funding away from Planned Parenthood. Another notable aspect of this victory is that “the state budget contains a provision which puts the University of Wisconsin Health Care Authority (UWHCA) under the provisions of state law, which prohibits the use of state tax dollars for the performance of abortions,” according to a Lifenews.com article.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Why Can’t West Virginia Do This!

If more states take this action we could see life preserved in a way not known since Roe v. Wade.

by Nathan A. Cherry, 05/06/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Indiana is poised to become the first state to officially cut all federal funds from Planned Parenthood. This monumental pro-life victory has the potential to set a

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

 precedent for many other state legislatures that are currently controlled by conservative, or pro-life lawmakers, as well as the many recently elected pro-life governors. That is good news in and of itself; but back to the victory in Indiana.

While speculation abounded over whether or not Governor Mitch Daniels would sign the bill into law considering his possibly 2012 presidential run, Daniels laid the speculation to rest by saying:

“I supported this bill from the outset, and the recent addition of language guarding against the spending of tax dollars to support abortions creates no reason to alter my position.”

The landmark bill would not only remove at least 3 million in funds from Planned Parenthood, it would also ban abortion after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to the mother’s life, and requires any woman seeking an abortion to be told that life begins at conception.

Pro-abortion advocates continue to trumpet the Planned Parenthood rhetoric that removing funding would negate necessary medical services from low income women.

“Planned Parenthood has said cutting off these funds would put low-income women who receive birth control, health screenings, and tests for sexually transmitted diseases from the organization at risk. Daniels said he commissioned a review of services in Indiana and ‘can confirm that all non-abortion services, whether family planning or basic women’s health, will remain readily available’ in all of Indiana’s 92 counties.”

So much for that tired ole’ argument.

It comes as no surprise that Planned Parenthood plans to fight the legislation by filing an injunction once Gov. Daniels signs the bill into law. No surprise whatsoever.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Social Conservatives Win Overwhelmingly on 11/2

The rest of the country did.

As you can probably tell, I’ve been slowly tunneling out from beneath the crush of Tuesday’s election.  On the way out, I’ve been slowly gathering data and information that I want to share with you and, through a series of posts today, hope to do so.  I’m working from the very, very general to the very specific.  While I’m planning on keeping a lot of analysis private, I do want to point out some data that will be of interest to you as you engage government.

First, the obvious: more conservative candidates were elected than liberal ones.  The House of Representatives flipped and the Senate is nearing parity.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that social values are the primary concern, with the incoming Congress, they are likely to get a more welcome hearing.  For a really comprehensive review of the Federal gains, check out CitizenLink’s piece today.

Second, state legislatures that were a continual stonewall against the people’s right to vote on the definition of marriage were flipped.  New Hampshire now has a veto proof majority to undo it’s past mistake of redefining marriage.  Likewise, the Pennsylvania state house has leadership that have promised to uphold the people’s right to vote on marriage.  And, in Indiana, voters voted out the handful of leaders who were holding such a vote hostage and replaced them with lawmakers who will listen to those who which to govern themselves.

Third, and perhaps most profound, is that of Iowa where voters voted not to retain (read=fire) the 3 judges who unilaterally redefined marriage in Iowa more than a year ago.  That success also carried into the vote for the statehouse where a pro-marriage contingent was sent to Des Moines to represent Iowans.

This has all led to David French to wonder why this keeps happening.  After all, he says tongue-in-cheek, if same-sex marriage is, “inevitable,” why do we continue to see it being routinely defeated outside the courtrooms of liberal, elitist judges?

It also leads me to ask why don’t more candidates run on such a platform?  Pro-life, pro-marriage conservatives win elections.  Moreover, it fits the plain narrative that most of the country is speaking right now, namely: government is not listening to the self-governed, it is destroying the values that have made this state and country great, and we do not accept taking power from the many and placing it totally in the few.

It also might serve as a warning bell to lawmakers in Charleston.  Though the national political “hot topics” have a way of coming to WV slowly, they do, in fact, arrive.  And, when they do, they can be assured that West Virginia voters will act much like their fellow countrymen did this election.

And, that’s just on the marriage front.  Ally Americans United for Life Action reports that 11 of the 12 races that it targeted this year flipped from pro-abortion to pro-life.  Moreover, I was amazed at what they call the, “untold election story” concerning important pro-life switches in congress and state governor races.  In all, 19 states flipped control to lawmakers who will be more friendly to protecting the pre-born.  And, here’s another remarkable stat:  pro-life female governors now outnumber pro-abortion female governors.  Wow.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.