While liberals frequently impugn the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts seem to have gotten a pass for its connections to Planned Parenthood. But that could change if more stories like the one below keep coming to light.
LifeNews reports that in Bloomington, Indiana, a Planned Parenthood "health and sexuality educator" was involved in the creation of a Girl Scouts program on the same subject, targeted at girls as young as five years old. They cite Planned Parenthood award recipient Anne Reese, who Planned Parenthood itself credits with "work[ing] for many years as a health and sexuality educator, and help[ing to] initiate the Family Life Education program for Girl Scouts ages five to 18 throughout a twelve-county area.” The same site mentions that Reese's career began in the Bloomington, Indiana area.
And what does a "health and sexuality educator" do, exactly? Again, a section on the Planned Parenthood website titled, "Tools for Educators," provides the answers. Or rather, they don't provide the answers, but link to lesson plans from another organization called the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Here are a few excerpts of activities from their lesson plans:
Q&A on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
This interactive lesson is designed to allow participants to ask questions and hear from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning people in the form of a panel discussion. The activity addresses and assists participants to move beyond stereotypes and promote acceptance and respect for all people irrespective of their sexual orientation. The lesson requires a panel composed of youth and young adults who are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.
How to be a Super Activist or Ally
In this lesson participants identify ways to be an activist and/or ally to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people. The lesson relies heavily on group activity and requires students to work together to create ways to fight homophobia and transphobia.
Unplanned Pregnancy: Abortion
This lesson addresses issues related to abortion including: definitions of spontaneous and induced, surgical and medical, legal and illegal abortions; and discussion of medical and legal facts and myths, feelings, and values regarding abortion. An optional family homework assignment is included.
Contraception, Day 3: What's the Best Method?
This lesson explores decision-making with regards to birth control, including the impact of ethical and emotional issues. Students practice applying factors such as effectiveness, safety, cost, emotions and ethics to hypothetical decision-making scenarios.
The news, unfortunately, might not be too shocking considering stories The Blaze has brought you before. Last week we reported on the video by the American Life League that exposes the graphic lessons Planned Parenthood teaches to young people aimed at "hooking" them on sex. In fact, Indian state Rep. Bob Morris recently called the Girl Scouts a "radicalized organization" that "sexualizes" young girls. And a VA Catholic church banned the group for its ties to Planned Parenthood.
And on top of that all, The Blaze exposed teaching material used by the Girl Scouts that encouraged them to use the liberal site Media Matters to combat bias.
So is this what you thought your money was going to when you bought a box of Thin Mints? Weigh in below.