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NEW INFORMATION: Pro-Life Wisconsin backs Girl Scout cookie boycott

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin anti-abortion group is joining in a boycott of Girl Scout cookie sales.

Pro-Life Wisconsin sent an email Monday to 3,000 supporters asking them to think twice before buying cookies when sales start Saturday.

Anti-abortion groups nationwide are encouraging a cookie boycott after taking issue with a Girl Scouts tweet that linked to an article recognizing Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis.

Davis shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits in Texas.

Pro-Life Wisconsin state director Peggy Hamill says she is a former Girl Scout but now sees the group as supporting "pro-abortion advocacy."

Girl Scouts of the USA spokeswoman Kelly Parisi says the tweet was aimed at sparking a discussion on women's leadership and was not an endorsement of any politician.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates are organizing a cookie boycott.

Groups such as Pro-Life Waco and Pro-Life Wisconsin have taken issue with tweets and Facebook posts linking to articles recognizing Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Davis shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits. Sebelius is another Democrat who supports abortion rights.

Girl Scouts spokeswoman Kelly Parisi says the posts were meant to encourage people to get involved in discussions about the top newsmakers of 2013. She says the organization does not endorse politicians or take stands on political issues. She said the links should not be seen as endorsements.


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