Are the Girl Scout cookies we know and love promoting a hidden agenda?
Some pro-life groups think so and they're calling for a boycott, or "cookie-cott" as they call it.
According to Politico , one group, The Family Research Council, "urged its 455,000 followers to pray that cookie sales would lag so that the Girl Scouts would break off their alleged relationship with Planned Parenthood."
The Girl Scouts' CEO Ana Maria Chavez says it's just not true.
She released a video statement, saying:
We do not now, nor have we ever had a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Girl Scouts of the USA believes that reproductive issues are deeply private matters best left to families.
I find it unsettling that anyone would use the Girl Scout brand to have very adult conversations. A box of cookies is not a political statement.
It is an investment in a girl and her dreams.
Similar accusations have popped up before on snopes.com.