Anti-Choicers Trying to Drum Up Anti-Girl Scout Sentiment Again 

Now there’s a new website to help conservative parents seeking to know more about how local chapters are connected to pro-choice organizations called My Girl Scout Council.
“I wish a resource like this had been available when I was first contemplating my own daughter’s Girl Scout membership,” Ann Saladin explained to LifeSiteNews. “I had no idea that her membership, and the financial contributions solicited through her council, were supporting the international scouting organization, WAGGGS, which aggressively pushes for sexual and reproductive health and rights for girls around the world while representing its 10 million members.”

how terrible!

Anti-Choicers Trying to Drum Up Anti-Girl Scout Sentiment Again

Now there’s a new website to help conservative parents seeking to know more about how local chapters are connected to pro-choice organizations called My Girl Scout Council.

“I wish a resource like this had been available when I was first contemplating my own daughter’s Girl Scout membership,” Ann Saladin explained to LifeSiteNews. “I had no idea that her membership, and the financial contributions solicited through her council, were supporting the international scouting organization, WAGGGS, which aggressively pushes for sexual and reproductive health and rights for girls around the world while representing its 10 million members.”

how terrible!

Stoking Fire: American Life League Escalates Anti-Planned Parenthood Campaign

It’s the anti-Planned Parenthood equivalent of Reefer Madness, covering the themes of birth control and comprehensive sex education. Hitchborn begins, “Just as the goal of a drug dealer is to make drug addicts, the goal of Planned Parenthood is the make sex addicts”—a population of consumers ready to purchase pills, condoms, sex toys, abortions, and whatever other “unnatural” tools are available. He then blasts the illustrated textbook It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris and Michel Emberley,which is used as a Planned Parenthood training manual that—gasp—offers the message that it is not wrong for us to touch our genitals. “Planned Parenthood’s gateway drug is masturbation,” Hitchborn says.“If a dirty old man showed these pictures to kids in a park, he’d be arrested.” Looking directly at his audience, Hitchborn confides that by showing kids depictions of sex organs, Planned Parenthood is trying to “dispel embarrassment.” Ah, the horror of matter-of-factly presenting oral sex, anal and vaginal penetration, and mutual masturbation as options for healthy sexual expression.

An even more egregious affront to decency, he adds, is the fact that Planned Parenthood treats lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender kids as no more psychologically defective or predatory than heterosexuals. By introducing straight youth to the LGBTQ community, Hitchborn believes Planned Parenthood is intentionally exposing them “to sexual deviancy.” Even more bizarre, he adds that the unmistakable goal of such educational efforts is the “restructuring of the family.” He then concludes that Planned Parenthood’s agenda is little more than “a sick form of population control.”

In the world according to ALL, Planned Parenthood is attempting to turn U.S. youth into sex addicts so it can sell them contraception and abortion while simultaneously working to reduce the number of people in the United States.

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Defunding Planned Parenthood hurts. Texas launched a new Women’s Health Program this year and so far it has seen its service numbers plummet without the involvement of Planned Parenthood, which historically saw about half of all Women’s Health Program patients.
According to preliminary data provided by the Texas HHSC, current enrollment in TWHP is estimated to be about 97,000 clients, the lowest number of enrollees since September 2009, when the program was just two-and-a-half years old. This July, the TWHP counted over 10,000 fewer enrollees than it did in the same month last year. Add this to the fact that, according to the University of Texas’ Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TPEP), more than 60 family planning clinics in Texas—most of which were not Planned Parenthood facilities—have closed since 2011 due to family planning funding cuts, and it’s clear that there’s a serious, and growing, hole in Texas’ reproductive health safety net.
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Defunding Planned Parenthood hurts. Texas launched a new Women’s Health Program this year and so far it has seen its service numbers plummet without the involvement of Planned Parenthood, which historically saw about half of all Women’s Health Program patients.

According to preliminary data provided by the Texas HHSC, current enrollment in TWHP is estimated to be about 97,000 clients, the lowest number of enrollees since September 2009, when the program was just two-and-a-half years old. This July, the TWHP counted over 10,000 fewer enrollees than it did in the same month last year. Add this to the fact that, according to the University of Texas’ Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TPEP), more than 60 family planning clinics in Texas—most of which were not Planned Parenthood facilities—have closed since 2011 due to family planning funding cuts, and it’s clear that there’s a serious, and growing, hole in Texas’ reproductive health safety net.

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For many of us it’s always seemed the threats to our rights were constantly looming, even in moments of victory the opposition was omnipresent—chipping away slowly at our rights until they completely eliminate them. Now, what was always a bad situation has become a catastrophe.
 
Let’s be candid about what 2013 has brought so far. It’s a war on women targeted to those most at-risk: the women with the fewest personal resources are pushed furthest toward the brink.


By gutting funds for family planning, Medicaid, cervical and breast cancer prevention, maternity care and infant and child health resources, the radical right is not simply reducing but eliminating access to safe abortion care as well as all forms of primary and preventive health care critical to the health of women, infants, and children 
 
We’re hearing about stories of women going to the edge literally just to access care: unable to access reliable contraception; risking their lives with pills doled out at flea markets; fleeing the country to get an abortion. In short, they are being forced to endanger their own lives and their families’ future in the process of getting basic health care, and to make profoundly personal choices about whether and when to bear a child.

Tell us about your experience accessing reproductive health care and what it means for your life and your community.

For many of us it’s always seemed the threats to our rights were constantly looming, even in moments of victory the opposition was omnipresent—chipping away slowly at our rights until they completely eliminate them. Now, what was always a bad situation has become a catastrophe.

 

Let’s be candid about what 2013 has brought so far. It’s a war on women targeted to those most at-risk: the women with the fewest personal resources are pushed furthest toward the brink.

By gutting funds for family planning, Medicaid, cervical and breast cancer prevention, maternity care and infant and child health resources, the radical right is not simply reducing but eliminating access to safe abortion care as well as all forms of primary and preventive health care critical to the health of women, infants, and children 

 

We’re hearing about stories of women going to the edge literally just to access care: unable to access reliable contraception; risking their lives with pills doled out at flea markets; fleeing the country to get an abortion. In short, they are being forced to endanger their own lives and their families’ future in the process of getting basic health care, and to make profoundly personal choices about whether and when to bear a child.

Tell us about your experience accessing reproductive health care and what it means for your life and your community.

There is one abortion clinic in the entire state of North Dakota, which has been the site of the worst of the worst attacks on women’s health recently. Click to support the good women running the Red River Women’s Clinic!
There is one abortion clinic in the entire state of North Dakota, which has been the site of the worst of the worst attacks on women’s health recently. Click to support the good women running the Red River Women’s Clinic!
How Do You End an Epidemic of STDs? It Takes a Country

While there is no easy answer or single reason “why” people contract an STD, research indicates that solutions must go beyond individual characteristics or behaviors. Educators, parents, youth advocates, HIV/AIDS organizations, physicians, legislators, health departments, and researchers, all have a role to play in reducing the impact of STDs.

How Do You End an Epidemic of STDs? It Takes a Country

While there is no easy answer or single reason “why” people contract an STD, research indicates that solutions must go beyond individual characteristics or behaviors. Educators, parents, youth advocates, HIV/AIDS organizations, physicians, legislators, health departments, and researchers, all have a role to play in reducing the impact of STDs.