At a Girl Scout conference in 2004, co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood, the Girl Scouts handed out a brochure to 700 grade-school girls with the title “It’s Perfectly Normal,” a guide that celebrated masturbation and that featured explicit drawings of couples having sex and a boy putting on a condom. It also listed, no surprise here, the top ten reasons for having an abortion.
The brochure, subtitled “A Young Persons Guide to their Rights, Sexuality and Living with HIV”, was distributed at a panel hosted by The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and contains such controversial statements as “Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating.”
Slater lingered by the door and when the panel ended she went immediately back inside to look around. What she found has shocked her and shocked Girl Scout moms around the country. Slater found a stack of brochures produced by Planned Parenthood called “Healthy, Happy and Hot” that among other things explained to the girls, “Some people have sex when they have been drinking or using drugs. That is your choice.”