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Waco Anti-Abortion Group Calls for Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, greeting supporters at a phone bank in Austin.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, greeting supporters at a phone bank in Austin.

A Waco-based anti-abortion organization is calling for people to drop their Thin Mints and Samoas after the Girl Scouts USA "endorsed" politicians who support abortion rights like state Sen. Wendy Davis.

Pro-Life Waco has launched a "CookieCott" claiming that the Girl Scouts USA organization supports Davis after it shared a link on Twitter to a story about women who made a difference in 2013, which mentioned the senator.

Davis, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, was propelled to the national stage after she delayed a restrictive abortion bill through an 11-hour filibuster.

The organization carried out a similar initiative in 2004 against the local Girl Scouts-Bluebonnet Council, claiming it had co-sponsored sex education programs offered by Planned Parenthood Waco and bashing the local council for honoring the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central Texas, according to its website. (The Central Texas branch has since been consolidated into Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.)

The CookieCott website indicates the boycott is rooted in what it claims is the Girl Scout's national leadership continued "attachment to pro-abortion leaders and organizations."

"We boycott now because of Girl Scout praise for Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius," the website reads. "And because of a deep and lasting entanglement with abortion providers and abortion rights organizations."

The Davis campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.