by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/05/2012
Martinsburg, 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.”
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.