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Girl Scouts Group Gives Top Award to Teen for Pro-Abortion Project

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A Girl Scouts of America chapter has openly revealed its pro-abortion stance by honoring an Arizona girl for her work on so-called "reproductive health justice."

LifeNews reports that the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona granted Meghna Gopalan the Gold Award last November, the Girl Scout's highest honor, for her pro-abortion work. 

The group has been documenting the organization's pro-abortion sentiments for years and discovered the news about the award last Friday.

Gopalan worked directly with the Women's March and its affiliate in Tucson to "educate people about and de-stigmatize access to women's healthcare."

The Girl Scout told a Tucson publication at the time that she became interested in advocating for abortion after "the Supreme Court nomination of (Brett) Kavanaugh …"

While the Girl Scouts organization says on its website it "does not take a position or develop materials" on issues relating to birth control, sexuality, and abortion, Christy Volanski, co-editor of, said the Girl Scouts have a "cozy relationship" with the abortion industry.

The Girl Scouts also denies having a relationship with Planned Parenthood. 

However, Former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger told NBC in 2004: "We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with…Planned Parenthood organizations across the country." 

According to LifeNews, 17 Girl Scouts councils admitted to partnering with Planned Parenthood in a national survey in 2013. Other councils refuse to discuss whether or not they're affiliated with the abortion giant. 

In 2017, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City broke his diocese's longstanding ties with the Girl Scouts over their relationship with the abortion industry.

Naumann said Girl Scouts "contributes more than a million dollars each year to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS), an organization tied to International Planned Parenthood and its advocacy for legislation that includes both contraception and abortion as preventive health care for women."

"With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) of programs and materials reflective of many of the troubling trends in our secular culture, they are no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and value of the Gospel," Nauman added.

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Emily Jones is a multi-media journalist for CBN News in Jerusalem. Before she moved to the Middle East in 2019, she spent years regularly traveling to the region to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, meet with government officials, and raise awareness about Christian persecution. During her college years, Emily served as president of Regent University's Christians United for Israel chapter and spoke alongside world leaders at numerous conferences and events. She is an active member of the Philos Project, an organization that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement with the Middle