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Pro-life group stages "cookiecott" against Girl Scouts of the USA

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A pro-life group out of Waco wants you to stop buying Girl Scout cookies.

The director organized a boycott after the Girl Scouts of the USA posted articles on social media recognizing female political figures such as Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis for women of the year.

It's Girl Scout cookie season, but an anti-abortion group is encouraging folks to turn up their noses.

Pro-Life Waco Director John Pisciotta has launched a "cookiecott."

"They cannot claim to be neutral, act in favor of the pro-abortion side and get away with it," Pisciotta said of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

He's even taken to the airways to get his message out.

We encourage a boycott of Girl Scout cookies throughout Texas and beyond"

Pisciotta is doing this in response to the Girl Scouts of the USA's recent social media activity.

On December 18th, Girl Scouts of the USA tweeted a link to a Huffington Post article titled: "These are the Women who Dominated 2013." Among the women mentioned is Texas democratic gubernatorial candidate Senator Wendy Davis. Davis gained national attention for her all day filibuster against tougher limits.

Then, on December 30th, Girl Scouts of the USA posted a link to a Washington Post article titled, "Seven American Women Who Made a Difference in 2013," on the organization's Facebook page. One of the seven highlighted was another pro-choice supporter--Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

"They should be honest about who they are," said Pisciotta. "Their official position on the Girl Scout website is they take no official position on abortion. They take no official position on birth control. Yet, they endorse and applaud women who are known their claim to fame is support for abortion."

Girl Scouts of Central Texas Communications Director Lolis Garcia-Baab says that Pisciotta has it all wrong.

"We are not endorsing any political candidate on either side of the isle. We do not get involved with any issues of sexuality. It's a very simple truth and it's very sad that organization attach themselves to our name to bring attention to their causes and then cause all this confusion with our membership and all our audience that's out there right now."

Pisciotta is encouraging supporters to print fliers on the website http://cookiecott.com/ to hand out where cookies are sold.

This move Garcia-Baab says may actually backfire.

"In fact I had a man that called and said 'I'm going to go out and buy 20 cases.' There's 12 boxes in a case, so that's a lot of cookies," Garcia-Baab said.

Pro-Life Waco staged a boycott ten years ago when a Waco Girl Scout counsel named a local Planned Parenthood executive director as a woman of distinction.

Last year the Girl Scouts of Central Texas raised more than $8 million. That's 2.1 million boxes of cookies.

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