Tucson anti-abortion group boycotting Girl Scout Cookies - Tucson News Now

Tucson anti-abortion group boycotting Girl Scout Cookies

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson pro-life group is urging you to think twice about buying Girl Scout cookies this year. Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona CEO, Debbie Rich, said she is aware of some people using Girl Scout cookies as a way to bring up the issue of abortion.

Rich is giving troop leaders a heads up about what is going on, "I just sent them a letter that stated if they had any issues to please have the people call me and remove them away from girls and everybody has been courteous around that."

Tucson for Life, a local pro-life group, said they have joined the call to boycott. Anti-abortion groups are angry saying recent girl scouts links posted by the organization's official Twitter and Facebook pages has pushed support for national leaders who support abortion.

The Girl Scouts organization insists they do not take a stance on political issues. Rich says they leave that decision to each individual family.

Tucson for life member, Kaitlynn Williams, said she is pushing people to stop buying Girl Scout cookies, "we're just hoping to let parents know and maybe hoping they will look at the facts represented to them and do little research and consider if this is an organization that they want their girls a part of."

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