As a mother of two daughters, I have a vested interest in this latest scandal. My oldest daughter has a collection of American Girl Dolls and my 5-year-old was soon to start a collection herself.
This company is popular among young girls, selling everything from dolls to books with reading curriculums.
That's why I was shocked to learn that this company has teamed up with the charity Girls Inc. and is selling "I Can" bracelets to benefit the liberal organization.
Unfortunately, Girls Inc. supports abortion and believes that young girls should be able to develop "sexual identities" and be given birth control. Keep in mind that girls as young as toddlers all the way to teens are the target audience of the American Girl company.
I don't think my 5-year-old needs to learn about "sexual empowerment" when all she's worried about is learning fancy ballet moves.
Here is an email, sent out by The American Family Association, detailing the controversy as well as providing a pre-written email that you can send along to The American Girl Company to express your dissatisfaction over their decision to join with this dangerous charity:
Dear Friend of the Family,I'll be publishing a response that one mother received from American Girl over this issue in a separate post.
Possibly some of you have daughters who play with the American Girl dolls or read their books. You may even be thinking about buying a doll or books for Christmas. Well, it turns out American Girl (owned by Mattel) is partnering with a group called Girls Inc. to sell a bracelet, the "I Can" band, which financially supports Girls Inc. Seventy cents of every purchase goes to Girls Inc.
The band is sold on the American Girl webpage with a large ad and a link to the Girls Inc. webpage. In addition, the webpage says American Girl is giving $50,000 to Girls, Inc.
The problem here is that Girls Inc. has on their webpage a statement saying they particularly support abortion and a girl's right to abort an unwanted baby. They were quite clear about their support for Roe, so there is no mistake or room for confusion on that count. Additionally, Girls Inc. supports contraceptives for girls.
They also support and offer resources encouraging lesbian and bi-sexual lifestyles, actually offering resources for girls. One of their publications states, "The emergence of a lesbian identity is an ongoing process, rather than an event."
Of course, American Girl itself is a separate company, unrelated to Girls, Inc. except now by webpage and the seventy cents on every bracelet. I checked out the Girls, Inc. website, and it is exactly as I have told you. Below are some direct links, so that you can see them for yourself.
I hope you will take time to let American Girl know they are making a terrible mistake by supporting the pro-abortion, pro-lesbian organization, Girls Inc.
Please send them an email expressing your disappointment and let American Girl president Ellen Brothers know the company's decision casts a great shadow over their trustworthiness to put the welfare of girls and children first.
Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman
American Family Association