Meghna Gopalan, a student at Basis Tucson North High School in Arizona, received the Girl Scouts Gold Award (the organization’s highest) for helping to raise funds and increase participation in the January 2018 Women’s March in Tucson.
In a story published by Tucson.com, Gopalan said she won the award by hosting an event “to educate people about and de-stigmatize access to women’s healthcare.”
She also said she has been cooperating with El Rio Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) on “reproductive health justice” since becoming interested in the issue after viewing the nomination hearings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. Kavanaugh was opposed by progressives and Planned Parenthood because of his presumed pro-life leanings.
While the Girl Scouts organization has disavowed official connections to contraception and abortion providers, according to the pro-life MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, the organization has maintained relationships with Planned Parenthood for decades and celebrated pro-abortion and progressive politicians such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
MyGirlScoutCouncil.com — which was founded by former Girl Scouts — has noted that the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) official curriculum promotes abortion advocates such as Madeleine Albright, Geraldine Ferraro, Betty Friedan, and Gloria Steinem.
In 2018, GSUSA encouraged Girl Scouts to participate in the Women’s March, which was directed against President Donald Trump… Pro-life women were excluded.