Pro-Life Wisconsin backs Girl Scout cookie boycott

  • Associated Press
  • February 4, 2014 - 3:10 PM

MILWAUKEE — 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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