After meeting with Stanton clients Paolina and Jessica at the White House, Vice President Pence shared a portion of Paolina’s letter to the audience at the nationally-televised March for Life Rose Dinner.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Vice-President Pence invites mother and daughter, who was spared from abortion, to the White House during the March for Life.
Jessica Hsue and her 10 year old daughter, Paolina, attended a personal meeting and conversation with Vice-President Pence at the White House this past Friday afternoon. Also attending the meeting was Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare.
Jessica and Paolina are from Boise, Idaho where they were both clients at the flagship Stanton Healthcare clinic.
Jessica chose to have her daughter after the biological father threatened violence if she did not have an abortion. The purpose of the meeting was for the Vice-President to encourage the family and show the Trump Administration's support for life affirming medical clinics and resource centers that help women with unexpected pregnancies and for Stanton Healthcare to share #ShoutMyChild.
Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare, states:
"We want to thank the Trump Administration for their commitment toward ending abortion and strong support of women who find themselves in unexpected pregnancies. Stanton is especially thankful to Vice-President Pence for personally inviting Paolina and her mother to the White House to hear their powerful and moving story and work with us on projects like #ShoutMyChild.
"On this Roe v Wade Memorial, let us come together and embrace the notion that all life must be treated with dignity and equality as we work together to end the violence of abortion and offer women hope and compassionate health care."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2019 -- #ShoutMyChild centers around the simple premise that women do not have to believe the lie that abortion is empowering or being pregnant will somehow diminish or reduce our lives.
Women don't have to resort to the violence of abortion to reach and fulfill our dreams.
Stanton International, which has affiliates across the nation and in Northern Ireland, is a life-affirming women's medical clinic providing quality health care which specializes in women with unexpected pregnancies.
#ShoutMyChild is deeply troubled that the pro-choice community treats pregnant women as if they were second class citizens or that we are still living in the early 1900's where women had little control over their own future or destiny. It was a time where we were not allowed to vote, pursue careers, follow our dreams or be heard in the public square. We are thankful that it is 2019 and no longer 1919!
Over the next year, #ShoutMyChild, is inviting women to share their stories through social media, videos, rallies, churches and through public witness events. The website is ShoutMyChild.com.
Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare, comments:
"Today, women can be pregnant and finish college and pursue their educational goals without abortion. We no longer have to be 'barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen,' but can nurse our children on the floor of Congress or in the corporate boardroom."
Since the Roe v. Wade decision in January of 1973, there have been millions of women who have gone forward with their unexpected pregnancies and are living vibrant, full and productive lives with their children. These modern and progressive women chose not to accept the lies of the pro-choice establishment that promotes violence and a view of women that is rooted in the past.
#ShoutMyChild believes now is the time for these women to tell their stories and expose the lies and discrimination of the pro-choice movement.
Planned Parenthood's affiliate in Boise, Idaho, has announced it is ending its primary healthcare services but will continue to perform abortions.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 3, 2018 -- Kara Cadwallader, vice president of medical affairs and senior medical director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, said basic healthcare services would be discontinued because of the lack of patients asking for these services, reported Boise State Public Radio.
Cadwallader said people had access to basic healthcare services elsewhere.
Here is the link to the news article reporting the story.
Brandi Swindell is Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare which is a life-affirming women's health clinic located right next to the Boise Planned Parenthood clinic.
Ms. Swindell states;
"By cutting primary health services but continuing to be an abortion vendor, Planned Parenthood has revealed what they truly are. That is, an abortion business which has become the largest abortion provider in the world.
"Planned Parenthood likes to portray themselves as critical providers of women's healthcare across the nation yet federally qualified community health centers -- which do not provide abortions -- offer more comprehensive health care services than those offered by Planned Parenthood. These health centers outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics 20 to 1.
"Planned Parenthood's own annual report shows most of its real healthcare services have been in decline over the past several years. Tragically during this time, their abortion business has increased. It is important to note, the services that Stanton provides to women in the Boise area have only increased during the same time period.
"Planned Parenthood cutting health services in Boise only underscores the reality that they need to be defunded and the $500,000,000 of public funds that they receive annually should be given to clinics that truly service and provide quality care to women."
National Women's Healthcare Provider Deeply Troubled by Selection of New Planned Parenthood President
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 12, 2018 -- Stanton Healthcare says Leann Wen will continue Planned Parenthood's failed and tragic policies regarding women's health.
Stanton Healthcare provides professional, compassionate, quality healthcare to women, especially those struggling with unexpected pregnancies. Stanton's goal is to provide the highest standard of care to women as they work toward replacing Planned Parenthood with clinics that are focused on true women's health care and not abortion.
Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare states;
"Every woman in America should be troubled by the appointment of Leann Wen as the new President of Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider. Every day our clinics see women who have been exploited and treated like a commodity by Planned Parenthood.
"Women deserve better than Planned Parenthood and will receive better health care at clinics not associated with the abortion industry. Regardless of the intentions of Dr. Wen, she cannot save an organization that betrays women, cuts critical healthcare services, and misleads the public on the services they provide.
"If Dr. Wen truly cared about the health of America's women, the last organization she would lead would be Planned Parenthood."
Danielle Versluys, COO of Stanton Healthcare comments;
"Planned Parenthood claims to be an expert on women's health while their preventative services have dropped tremendously nationwide. For example, from 2006 to 2016, breast exams have dropped at Planned Parenthood by 62%. Cancer screenings have dropped by 67%, and pap tests are down 74%. While taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood grew by 61%, the number of actual patients served dropped by 23%.
"Sadly during this time, abortions at Planned Parenthood have increased by 11%.
"Instead of throwing taxpayer funds down the money pit of an unethical organization, public resources should be directed to federally licensed community clinics and other reputable healthcare providers."
This picture. This picture of our Stanton moms and babies with our founder, Brandi Swindell, on our Meridian property, taken right after a pastor's luncheon at Grace Chapel next door, was submitted in a deposition by Planned Parenthood as evidence that Stanton was harassing women. It turns out that we were the ones being harassed by a lawsuit that was as absurd as it was antagonistic.
Well over a year ago Planned Parenthood sued Stanton Healthcare for providing quality healthcare to women through our Mobile Clinic at our Meridian property. This unjust lawsuit was just another classic example of the intimidation tactics of the abortion giant. But Stanton was not to be bullied into submission, nor were we caught off guard by their baseless claims. Many of our moms come to us as victims of harassment and abuse. We stood strong to set an example for them. We stood strong for them. We stood strong for their babies.
This past Tuesday an Idaho judge dismissed the harassing lawsuit against Stanton!!! Justice has prevailed.
Stanton would like to give a special thank you to Americans United for Life and Attorney Matt Williams for their legal aid and counsel. We would also like to thank you, our supporters, for standing with us in solidarity and prayer during this time. We give God the glory for this victory!
"'No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,' Says the Lord." (Isaiah 54:17)
The news of our victory is already gaining national traction. Brandi was recently featured in an article in Pregnancy Help News.
“We are professional, we are medical, we uphold the dignity of women,” Swindell said. “We provide women with compassionate, quality care, and we make ourselves available and accessible. That’s the point of being near a Planned Parenthood—you go to where the women are, so they can have true choice and true options.”
You can read the full article here.
“It’s just amazing,” Swindell said. “We’ve proved once again that we are a professional medical clinic that treats women with compassion and dignity. We comport ourselves professionally and we make ourselves accessible. This lawsuit was unjust, and it was meant to intimidate and bully us, and we fiercely stood our ground because there’s women and children who need our services.”
This previous weekend over six hundred folks from our community and across our state gathered for a cause. It was the noble cause of protecting women and children that drew over 600 supporters to the Stanton Groundbreaking Gala. A cause that is funded by the generosity of gracious donors and supported by countless volunteer hours. A cause that is being furthered by a united effort--an effort that is measured by the 118 babies that were born since our last gala, many of which would never have seen the light of day if not for the Hope on Harbor Lane.
Our theme this year was "Loving the Unexpected"--the inspiration of our clinic nurse Maria who gets to live these words every day of operation. On a weekly basis we get to love unexpected clients who come to us with unexpected pregnancies. And when they see the ultrasound image of their baby, these mothers love the unexpected too.
Sometimes the opportunity to love the unexpected presents itself in a most unexpected way.
Such was the case with Malinda Figuero who bravely sacrificed her life so her son, Christopher Ruben, could live. Her doctor told her that if she went through with her pregnancy either she would die or her baby would die or they would both die. But Malinda could not bring herself to abort her child no matter what the risks. The last week of January, Malinda suffered a massive stroke and was rushed to the hospital where she was placed on life support. Forty-eight hours later the doctors declared she was beyond the hope of medical recovery. At the family's request, Malinda was kept on life support to incubate Christopher Ruben who was only 21 weeks at the time. Even in death she continued to give life to her son. Stanton came alongside the family to help raise awareness, prayers, and financial support. On Super Bowl Sunday, we hosted a Prayer Vigil for Baby Christopher on the hospital property, and less than five hours later Baby Christopher Ruben was born in the Saint Alphonsus I.C.U. at 1 lb. 1 oz. with a cry that could be heard in the hallway to the surprise of the hospital staff. Stanton was blessed to honor Malinda's family at our gala and her legacy, Baby Christopher Ruben.
The gala of supporters heard from our president Brandi Swindell who outlined our local impact over the past year and cast a clear vision for the future. Founding board member, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, spoke of Stanton's unique role in the prolife movement, and Berrnadette Smyth, the director of Stanton Belfast, addressed the gala via video with praise for the international impact of Stanton Boise.
But the evening ended just as it had begun: by focusing on the unexpected that we get to love. Stanton mom after Stanton mom walked across the stage with a storyboard sharing testimony to how their lives were forever changed at Stanton. Many of them had their Stanton babies in tow, and some of our Stanton dads were there to support their family. It was a beautiful scene and a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do. Our labor of love is writing storyboards. We get a chance to alter the outcome of stories that seem destined to end in tragedy and hopelessness. On storyboards that begin with despair we write "HOPE", and where others see a mistake, we write "FUTURE".
38-year-old Malinda found out that she was pregnant after being told that she could never conceive and bear a child. Because of significant health challenges, she was advised to terminate the pregnancy, but she was determined to bring her child to life. She had a premonition that she wouldn't survive the pregnancy, and she told the baby’s father: “I'm not going to make it. You’re going to have to fight for our child.” When Malinda and Chris discovered that they were expecting a boy, they decided to name their son "Christopher Ruben" as a namesake for Chris, the dad, and Ruben, Malinda's father.
21 weeks into her pregnancy, Malinda suffered a massive stroke. After placing her on life support, the doctors declared she was beyond medical hope of recovery. Devastated by this news and the sudden grief, the family requested that the hospital keep Malinda on life support in an attempt to save the baby and bring Christopher Reuben to a safe point of delivery.
This had never been done before in the State of Idaho. The hospital had no experience to draw on, and sought a transfer to another medical center that might be more suited to the case. Turned down by four other hospitals, a team of doctors at St. Alphonsus in Boise bravely ventured into uncharted territory, honored the request of the family, and pledged to do everything in their power to save Baby Christopher.
When family members reached out to Stanton Healthcare of Boise, we came alongside the family to provide support. Their greatest need was prayer, and we quickly mobilized a prayer chain that soon had people around the world interceding for Baby Christopher. In addition, we were able to share information on how people could donate to help alleviate the mounting financial burden of the family.
On Sunday, February 4, we organized a Prayer Vigil for Baby Christopher on the property of the hospital and over a hundred family, friends, and members of our community came to show their support for Baby Christopher. Faith leaders and civic leaders alike offered up prayers for Baby Christopher who had reached the 23 week milestone only the day before.
Less than five hours later due to declining oxygen levels, the doctors made the decision to deliver Baby Christopher Ruben. He came into the world with a cry that could be heard out in the hallway much to the surprise of the staff for a 1 lb. 1 oz. little guy! Our little miracle is now in the NICU where he has a long road ahead of him. He's shown good grip, squeezing his grandmother's finger. And he is drinking milk, even peeing on the nurses a few times!
And yet, while we celebrate and continue to intercede for Baby Christopher, our hearts break for his family as they are making arrangements for a funeral. They welcomed one life into their family and said goodbye to another. We continue to pray for strength and health for Baby Christopher, and we pray for comfort and grace for his family.
On Sunday evening, Christopher's grandfather, Ruben, remarked to me that his grandson was a "Super Bowl baby". I thought that was pretty cute. I guess Super Bowl Sunday will always be special for Christopher Ruben growing up. He is a Super Bowl baby. And Malinda is a superhero mom--a mother who bravely sacrificed herself for her child--who in death, incubated her son to life.
This is not just a historical medical case or a most noble cause. This is a child. This is a son, a grandson, a nephew, and a cousin. This is one of us. This is a mother's legacy. And we honor her sacrifice.
You would think that racial bigotry would have ended with the victories of the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties. But it doesn’t take a degree in sociology to understand that racism remains a scourge in our society today.
From Charleston, South Carolina to Charlottesville, Virginia, we’ve seen more than our share of racial strife in the news. There are some who choose to ignore this problem, pretending it doesn’t really exist, while others exacerbate it by leveraging tragedy for political profit. The first group are like firefighters who ignore the call of a home on fire. They justify their lack of response by looking at all the intact undamaged homes across the city and declaring, “We don’t have a fire problem!” The second group are like firefighters who show up on the scene but instead of dousing water on the flames, they pump gasoline through their hoses accelerating the destruction of the house.
What is the answer to all of this madness?
As is often the case, the answer is right in front of us, found in the most unlikely of places.
Every single week, expectant mothers come into Stanton Healthcare of Boise to get an ultrasound of their baby—an ultrasound that is provided free of charge thanks to the donations of our generous supporters. The ultrasound is such a beautiful marvel of technology that speaks volumes about philosophy, theology, and at a deeper level, our own humanity.
The monochromatic screen does not reveal skin color, race, ethnicity or religion. It doesn’t predict the place of birth, social status, or degree of education. It reveals form and substance. Fingers. Toes. Heartbeat. Head. Nose. Mouth. Substance with DNA and a living soul. Everything that we have in common with our fellow man. On this screen black or white is black and white.
We see a shared image—the image of our Creator God. And looking at this image we imagine. We imagine possibilities and potential, lengthening the list of what we have in common. Everybody has a future. It is up to us to determine what kind of future that will be. At Stanton we are creating a future of hope and peace.
Image. Imagine. Hope.
This year alone Stanton Boise has performed over 200 ultrasounds on clients with 68 babies born and counting! Your partnership with Stanton allows us to project hope and purpose to a world where senseless violence and tragedy has become the norm. Together, we are conquering hate one life at a time.
Director of Ministry Outreach
BOISE, Idaho, March 20, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A mobile mammogram unit will be seeing patients at Stanton Healthcare on Tuesday, March 21 from 9:00 A.M.-2:30.
Stanton is located at 3684 N Harbor Ln, Boise, ID 83703.
Stanton is a life affirming women's clinic based in Boise, Idaho which has affiliates across the nation and in Belfast, Ireland that provides quality health care to women with a special focus on women facing unexpected pregnancies.
Stanton's goal is to provide the highest standard of care to both mother and child as they work toward replacing Planned Parenthood with clinics that are focused on true women's health care and not abortion.
Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare, states;
"Stanton Healthcare is delighted to partner with one of the finest hospitals in our region to provide mammograms as part of our wellness and prevention program. We have invited them to bring their mobile mammogram unit to our center to provide this essential service to women.
"This is another major step in our goal to replace Planned Parenthood with clinics that provide true quality women's health care and not abortion.
"As the federal government moves to defund Planned Parenthood, it is critical that we replace them with clinics that are not abortion focused and don't treat women as a commodity. Rather, we must embrace both women and their children and provide them with life affirming quality and compassionate health care choices. Stanton is leading the way in providing compassionate and professional care that treats all with dignity."
Barbara Latten, BSN RN and Nurse Manager/Wellness Director for Stanton, adds;
"Stanton Healthcare is excited to partner with one of Idaho's leading hospitals to offer mammogram screenings to the women of the Treasure Valley. At Stanton, we believe that caring for women through all stages of life is essential. Preventative services such as mammogram screenings empower women to be proactive in their health and well-being. By offering our services at little to no cost for our clients, we are showing the way forward in offering holistic, compassionate and quality women's healthcare.
"As a registered nurse and woman, I am incredibly grateful for the services that Stanton provides. It is the kind of health care that women truly deserve because it celebrates and values women and their children and does not treat them as property."