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Girl Scouts Cookie Boycott 2014: Anti-Abortion Activists Protest Pro-Choice Tweets

  • Peter Black , Design & Trend Staff Writer
  • Feb, 05, 2014, 11:58 AM
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(Photo : Reuters - Jonathan Alcorn) Pro-lifers boycott Girl Scout cookies.

Protests recently erupted over Girl Scout cookies, which are apparently destroying the moral fabric of society.

Vehement groups of anti-abortionists are organizing a Girl Scout Cookie boycott, which they are calling "CookieCott 2014," in response to Tweets the Girl Scouts made about Democratic Texas state Senator Wendy Davis.

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The pro-lifers are furious that the Girl Scouts keep incessantly tweeting about Davis, who is pro-abortion.

"The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits," The Huffington Post reported.

The protesters are also angry at the Girl Scouts for praising Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a democrat and right to choose activist.

"It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," whined John Pisciotta, the mastermind of CookieCott 2014.

Girl Scouts spokesperson Kelly Parisi said that they tweeted about David and Sebelius because they are inspirational females that frequently make headlines.

"We think it is appropriate for us to encourage conversation about what makes a female leader," Parisa said.

One of the boycotters, Ann Saladin, argued that it was immoral to provide links to articles about democrats.

"Why link it? Why not just ask who inspired you this year?" she asked.

According to The Huffington Post, Saladin was referring to, "One tweet from the Girl Scouts of the USA asked for nominees for woman of the year and linked to a Huffington Post discussion on the subject in which Davis was mentioned prominently. A post on the organization's Facebook page linked to a Washington Post list of influential women that included Sebelius."

Pisciotta, the organizer of the protest, is a CookieCott connoisseur. He was responsible for CookieCott 2004, which materialized after a "Girl Scouts council recognized the leader of the local Planned Parenthood chapter for her achievements." 

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