American Family Association: American Girl teams with pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group
Who is this evil pro-abortion, pro-lesbian group? Girls, Inc.
It seems that, you can buy a bracelet from "American Girl" (a doll like Barbie) that says the simple phrase, "I can." The ultimate message being to girls - you can be whatever you want and do whatever you want - that you shouldn't feel pressure or restraint because you're female. 70 cents from every bracelet purchased goes to supporting Girls, Inc.
This American Family
... Girls Inc. has on their webpage a statement saying they particularly support abortion and a girl's right to abort an unwanted baby. They were quite clear about their support for Roe, so there is no mistake or room for confusion on that count. Additionally, Girls Inc. supports contraceptives for girls.I cannot begin to argue about just how stupid this whole thing is and how angry I got just reading the above tripe.
They also support and offer resources encouraging lesbian and bi-sexual lifestyles, actually offering resources for girls. One of their publications states, "The emergence of a lesbian identity is an ongoing process, rather than an event."
On the abortion and contraception front, Girls, Inc says:
Girls Incorporated affirms that girls and young women should make responsible decisions about sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood.This is the definition of "pro-abortion"? Supporting a constitutional right and woman's right to decide whether or not she wishes to reproduce? I don't see one sentence here that says they're pro-abortion. They support a woman's right to choose which is decidedly different than being pro-abortion. I support a woman's right to choose, but I'm not "pro-abortion".
We recognize the right of all women to choose whether, when, and under what circumstances to bear children. Reproductive freedom and responsibility are essential to other rights and opportunities, including pursuit of education, employment, financial security and a stable and fulfilling family life. Restrictions of reproductive choice are especially burdensome for young women and poor women. Girls Incorporated supports a woman’s freedom of choice, a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade.
And, what about this garbage about being "pro-lesbian"?
We recognize that any sizable group of girls includes those who face issues related to their sexual orientation or that of a family member and who face discrimination based on this sexual orientation. Girls have a right to positive, supportive environments and linkages to community resources for dealing with issues of sexual orientation.Overall:
Girls Incorporated encourages all girls to develop positive sexual identities and to function comfortably as responsible sexual beings. We recognize that the family is the primary source of information about sex and we help girls and young women communicate with their families about sexuality.I can only assume that the American Family Association opposes this - the American Family Association opposes families and ultimately wants girls to grow up isolated, in the dark, and without any access to issues affecting them.
I'm probably giving more publicity to this AFA than they deserve just by writing this.
At any rate, I encourage you to investigate this on your own, and contact Mattel, and Girls, Inc. to indicate you support them. I hope nothing as stupid as this comes up here.
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