WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA says the organization welcomes an official inquiry from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as an opportunity to clear up misconceptions.
Anna Maria Chavez told reporters in Washington that "Girl Scouts of the USA does not have a relationship" with Planned Parenthood.
A letter from the chairman of the bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth to fellow bishops said the inquiry will look into the Scouts' "possible problematic relationships with other organizations" and at "problematic" program materials.
The Girl Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, have said they don't take positions on sexuality, birth control and abortion.
Chavez told reporters, "We do not take positions on some of these issues that we're being alleged to take positions on because those issues are clearly within the family decision-making."
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