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Video: Alaska State Rep. Wes Keller Blocks Girl Scouts Resolution

| by Michael Allen

Last week, the Alaska legislature was about to pass a resolution honoring the Girl Scouts for its 100 years of service.

However, State Rep. Wes Keller (R-Wasilla), vice chairman of the House State Affairs Committee, refused to give his support (video below).

Instead, he interrogated the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Bettye Davis (D-Anchorage), about “information that’s floating around the internet” regarding a rumored connection between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Keller announced he was going to "hold up the resolution" until he got answers.

Girl Scouts then issued yet another statement clarifying that they “take no position on the subjects of birth control or abortion” and “neither Girl Scouts of USA, nor Girl Scouts of Alaska has a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood.”

State Rep. Keller backtracked, touting the Girl Scout’s “fantastic reputation.”