The American Cancer Society and Planned Parenthood: Best Buddies

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/27/2012

ACSInformed people make informed decisions. At least that’s the theory. One of our goals is to make sure you stay informed on critical matters so you can make informed decisions. In particular I am talking about decisions on where you will spend your money. I have a list of places I won’t patron because of their open, vocal position on issues like abortion, homosexuality, and marriage redefinition. I have another list of places I try to support often for the same reasons. And I try to stay informed.

By now everyone knows about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure partnership with Planned Parenthood and that many, including myself, have refused to take part in their fundraisers or support them. Yes, they do some great work in seeking to find an end to breast cancer, but, ironically, by giving to Planned Parenthood they are helping women become more susceptible to breast cancer through abortion. Go figure.

Another group that has recently surfaced on many people’s watch list is the American Cancer Society (ACS). According to one recent article the ACS is similar to Komen for funding Planned Parenthood, but there’s more to it than that. LifeNews.com reports:

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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.

Girl Scouts Feel the Bite of Low Cookie Sales – Thank Planned Parenthood

by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/05/2012

Girl Scout cookiesMartinsburg, WV – All the excitement over the Susan G. Komen defunding-then-refunding Planned Parenthood fiasco has died down. This is, in no small part, thanks to the fact that Komen did in fact reinstate its funding of Planned Parenthood and pro-life Senior VP Karen Handle is no longer with the organization. I think this is also due to the collective disgust felt by millions of pro-life advocates that prematurely gave Komen a slap on the back and promise of support.

Is it possible the whole thing was nothing more than an ingenious PR campaign on the part of both organizations designed to boost donations? Because the fiasco accomplished that goal. No, no, no wild conspiracy theories here.

What is not dying down is the anger over the partnership between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts. This is a scenario straight from Cecile Richards’ nightmares as both organizations are being blasted from all sides for a partnership they say doesn’t exist; while more and more evidence of the partnership surfaces.

Cathy Cleaver Ruse has a very informative article in the Washington Times showing the deep and secure partnership between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. At this point, trying to deny the partnership exists is somewhat like trying to deny the earth revolves around the sun; or that the sun exists. No one’s buying it. Ruse says:

“If Girl Scout defenders call this old news, show them the current Planned Parenthood sex-ed program, ‘Real Life. Real Talk,’ where the Girl Scouts of NYPENN are listed as a valuable partner. (A screenshot of the page is saved at FRCBlog.com.)…A cottage industry of Girl Scouts watchdog groups has flourished online with names like Girl Scouts Why Not, 100 Questions For the Girl Scouts, Honest Girl Scouts, Speak NowGirl Scouts…Visit these sites to see Girl Scouts tax returns showing its annual million-dollar-plus contribution to the radical World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an aggressively pro-abortion organization that openly partners with International Planned Parenthood Federation. (Incidentally, every little girl who signs up for the Girl Scouts is automatically made a member of this umbrella group.) See the biographies of speakers at the Girl Scouts’ 2011 national convention and discover their positions withPlanned Parenthood and their promotion of Planned Parenthood. Read experts from Girl Scouts literature encouraging girls to visit Planned Parenthood programs and websites.”

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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.

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.

No Room for Pro Lifers in the Girl Scouts

by Nathan A. Cherry, 01/26/2012

Renise Rodriguez

Former Girl Scout volunteer Renise Rodriguez proudly wears her pro-life shirt.

Martinsburg, WV – I’ve been criticized for articles like this one, linking the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Well intentioned people have tried to convince me there is no such link and that I am simply misplacing my disdain for abortion onto a “very well respected organization.”

Whatever.

Trying to deny the concrete relationship between the Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood is like trying to nail jello to the wall; futile. There is absolutely no doubt that a partnership between the two organizations exists and that the Girl Scouts are now advocating for abortion. Brochures with the Planned Parenthood and Girl Scouts logos are being distributed, their annual convention features pro-abortion speakers, and even the former Planned Parenthood CEO admits that a partnership exists. So denying it just makes someone look naïve or under-informed.

Here’s another example of the Girls Scouts advocating for abortion while suppressing the message of life. Recently a 21 year old pro-life volunteer went to her local Girl Scout office where she regularly serves as a Girl Experience Associate. She was wearing a pro-life t-shirt as she went in to prepare for a meeting. It would be her last day as a volunteer.

Renise Rodriguez never imagined that she would be told by a supervisor that in order to stay in the office or take part in any troop activities she would have to turn her t-shirt inside out. Stunned, she did what many in her situation would do; she complied and compromised her beliefs.

Oh wait, Renise did what many in her situation wish they would have done – she quit in order to stand up for her belief that life is sacred. Renise recounts her experience:

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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.

Before You Buy Those Cookies – Think About What Your Money Supports

by Nathan A. Cherry, 12/12/2011

Planned Parenthood and Girl Scouts logoMartinsburg, WV – For many people it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas (though I personally love this time of the year) I’m referring to the annual Girl Scouts Cookie Sale. The time when all those yummy cookies are peddled (sometimes literally) door to door in hopes of making money for trips, causes, and other reasons. But before you buy that next box of Thin Mints or whatever your favorite is, consider exactly what you will be supporting.

Most people don’t know that the Girl Scouts of America (GSUSA) have established a strong partnership with Planned Parenthood; the nation’s leading abortion merchant. This partnership contains a radical, feminist agenda including explicit sex education, abortion, and sexual exploration for girls as young as 9 and 10 years old.

For a very detailed description of the partnership between GSUSA and Planned Parenthood take a look at this article.

For now, let me hit some of the highlights of this devious agreement between our nation’s largest abortion business and a once respectable organization.

At a March 2010 UN Conference on women’s rights the Girl Scouts distributed a brochure from Planned Parenthood called “Happy, Healthy and Hot.” You can click here to read this brochure. Without getting into too many specifics let me just say that this brochure is not appropriate for 9 and 10 year old girls. The advice contained in it will certainly violate the moral and/or religious convictions of many parents.

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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.