I am so upset. We have been purchasing “American Girl” products for years. My daughters have quite a few of the American Girl books, dolls and clothing.
They just came out with a new line of Merchandise about a year ago. It is affiliated with a program which promotes “girls rights” They sell an armband, cosmetics, perfume, and other toiletries. It says that a donation from purchase of these products goes to the “I Can” campaign. Part of this campaign is a curriculum for young girls which teaches them abstinance (great right? Yes it would be nice if they left it there) But no, it goes on to say that if they can’t abstain then they are taught about birth control, abortion etc. I called the Offices in DC and New York and sure enough, they say they
Support the Roe V. Wade decision.
Their curriculum is geared toward protecting a girls right to choose
Depending on the local chapter, they have the freedom to promote planned parenthood and abortion clinics.
American Girl products are pricey, but we always felt that it was good to promote chidren’s toys and books that are positive and teach about history. Needless to say, the order I put in last night will be the last, and I will be certain to tell them why, by sending letters to all branches of the company, letting them know that they have lost my family from their list of customers, which includes grandparents, Aunts and uncles and friends.
The material presented here wasn’t as detailed as I wanted so I called the offices in both New York and D.C. for confirmation on this.
and here is the link from American Girl for purchasing the “I Can” American girl Bracelet.