Stanton Mobile Clinic is headed to Rexburg, ID

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September 16, 2019 at 10:07 am | PRESS RELEASE Madison County Republican Women

REXBURG - The Stanton Healthcare Mobile Unit (big purple bus) will join other businesses and organizations at the Experience Rexburg event on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at South Center Street in Rexburg.

Stanton Healthcare is a non-profit organization that provides “free services to clients experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and gives care to women and men as they navigate pregnancy and parenthood.”

They also “assist those who may be struggling emotionally or physically from previous abortion or pregnancy loss.” The organization’s website states that “every woman deserves access to quality care and compassionate alternatives to abortion.” (see thestantonproject.org)

The Madison County Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring the Stanton Mobile Healthcare Unit in hopes that members of the community and BYU-Idaho will become more educated and involved in speaking up for the unborn.

Stanton Healthcare believes “that all life is created with intrinsic value.” Pastor Jason is one of many ecclesiastical leaders who volunteers his time and will be driving the “Purple Bus” from Boise to Rexburg to inform the Rexburg community what they have accomplished and how to get involved in eastern Idaho.

The Republican Women’s goal is to help educate citizens on issues facing our community, state and nation. Abortion is one of those issues. Come and show your support by educating yourself. View firsthand how the mobile unit works.

Stanton Healthcare had its beginnings with Brandi Swindell, who started Stanton International in 2006. In 2012, the organization opened a new medical clinic located next door to Planned Parenthood in Boise, and, in 2013, the first Stanton Mobile Unit hit the road, serving rural and immigrant communities around Idaho.

Stanton has affiliates in Southern California, Detroit, MI, and Belfast, Northern Ireland. More recently, Stanton International now runs another medical clinic directly across the parking lot from Planned Parenthood’s mega abortion facility in Meridian.

Stanton’s Meridian Clinic serves as the organization’s flagship clinic and affiliate training center. Their international mission is to be in direct competition with abortion clinics worldwide.

Revolutionaries

Revolutionary. The term invokes drastic change, an upset if not an overthrow of the status quo. In popular imagination it carries the connotation of political demonstrations and the use of force.  But at its very core it is the introduction of a new way of thinking that appears radical to the normal way of thinking.  
 
Reformers can be somewhat revolutionary in their own right, but that is not always the case. Reformation seeks to better the old while revolution means to abolish it altogether and bring in the new. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was nothing if not a revolutionary which set her apart and often at odds with many of the reformers who were her contemporaries.
 
When Stanton’s friends wanted to focus only on minor women’s rights reforms, Stanton brought suffrage to the forefront believing that if women could get the vote other reforms would follow. Later when her close friend, Susan B Anthony, wanted suffrage to become the single issue, Stanton refused and pressed for women’s rights across the spectrum. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was America’s foremost feminist. She advocated for suffrage, property rights, the right to divorce, equal employment, educational opportunities, and equality under law for women.
 
Against her father’s strong objections, she married an abolitionist, and became an outspoken advocate for African-American slaves, rejoicing when the War Between the States broke out believing it would bring an end to slavery. By the end of the Civil War she had organized the largest petition drive in the United States for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. But when the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment proposed to grant citizenship and voting rights to African-American males only, Stanton voiced her opposition to a colleague asking, “Do you suppose the African race is composed entirely of males?”    
 
During the war years Stanton had put her feminist causes on the backburner for the sake of the war effort and abolition. Now her Republican friends and abolitionists rewarded her with ignoring her calls for suffrage and equality. Longtime friend Horace Greeley reported on Stanton’s efforts in New York State: “We are satisfied that public sentiment does not demand and would not sustain an innovation so revolutionary and sweeping, so openly at war with a distribution of duties and functions between the sexes, … and involving transformations so radical in social and domestic life.”
 
Radical. Revolutionary. That was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In 1848 she organized the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, where against the advice of her mentor, Lucretia Mott, she made the political enfranchisement of women the focal point of the convention. William Lloyd Garrison’s newspaper The Liberator covered the event under the headline “Woman’s Revolution”—an appropriate title considering that Stanton and Anthony would later found their own publication called The Revolution.
 
The Revolution would only run in print for two and a half years due to a lack of finances, partly because of Stanton’s refusal to allow abortifacient manufacturers to advertise in her paper. As one biographer would write, “She found abortion and the related act of infanticide ‘disgusting and degrading crimes.’” Feminists today have tried to recast Stanton’s statements on abortion as though her words don’t really mean what they say, but her repeated pattern of being willing go against the majority opinion of the feminists of her own day illustrates that she was a woman of principle and not a populist.   
 
Stanton’s forever friend, Susan B Anthony wrote: “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” No one would bear the consequences of the women’s revolution more that its grand architect, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 
 
She would suffer the loss of relationships, reputation, and respectability, but the greatest loss of all was her place in history. Because the church and the clergy had been so implicit in the subjugation of women and an outright opponent of women’s reform, Stanton ultimately came to reject their traditional interpretation of women’s roles in the Bible in favor of her own, prompting her to write the Woman’s Bible. For the conservative faction of the suffrage movement, this was the final straw. Stanton had become a liability in their estimation and they sought to censure her against the protests of Anthony. Stanton was a lightning rod, and those who opposed women’s suffrage used her positions to broad-brush stroke the entire movement as “antichurch, antifamily, and prolabor”. As a result, the succeeding generation ignored Stanton and canonized Susan B Anthony.
 
Stanton had been gone for twenty-one years and Anthony for seventeen years when women were finally able to secure the ballot. Three years later Seneca Falls celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of Stanton’s suffrage resolution, and yet the only mention of Stanton came from her daughter. No other speaker mentioned her, and her name was absent from the program. At the end of the event, a motorcade drove to Rochester to lay a wreath at Susan B Anthony’s memorial even though she wasn’t even present at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1848.
 
Anthony had remarked to a friend that she would never be able to publish a collection of her own speeches because they were all Stanton’s. As Stanton herself said, “I forged the thunderbolts, and [Susan] fired them.” Anthony excelled in organizational skills whereas Stanton was gifted in communication. Both women were visionaries, and both were incomplete without the other. But there was never a question as to who stood at the helm. As Stanton would write to her close confidant Martha Wright: “Some are determined to throw me overboard, and [Anthony] is equally determined that I shall stand at the masthead, no matter how pitiless the storm.”       
 
Three years before Susan B Anthony would travel to Seneca Falls to meet Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Stanton had organized the first women’s convention of its kind and brought suffrage to the forefront of the feminist cause. She was the de facto leader of the women’s rights movement in America. Lucretia Mott would advise her, “Thou art so wedded to this cause that thou must expect to act as a pioneer in the work.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton is the “Queen Mother” of Women’s Suffrage. And yet because of the political considerations of the twenties and the political correctness of subsequent decades, Elizabeth Cady Stanton has never been immortalized on coin or stamp like her protégé Susan B Anthony.  It’s akin to having a celebration of the Corps of Discovery and completely ignoring Meriwether Lewis or William Clark in favor of the other. 
 
“Those who are in earnest must be willing to bear the consequences of their despised ideas."
 
That is what makes a woman a revolutionary.
 
Stanton would smile if she could see the organization that is her namesake, not just because it honors her name but because it operates in her spirit of feminism. Empowering and educating women, Stanton Healthcare has become a model of women’s healthcare with a focus on women who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy. With affiliates across the states and internationally in Belfast, Stanton Healthcare is the realized vision of its founder, Brandi Swindell, who like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, embodies what it means to be revolutionary.
 
When others were content with simply voicing their outrage to the government infringement on religious expression, Brandi chained herself to the Ten Commandments Monument. She has been arrested, vilified, and slandered because of her outspoken advocacy for the oppressed whether it be the women of her own community or the persecuted in China. For the sake of the cause she has lived out of her own vehicle and forgone salary and income. When others advised flying under the radar, Brandi invited the public spotlight to the injustice of abortion. Where others are content with mild reforms of the status quo, Brandi seeks revolution, launching the campaign to “Replace Planned Parenthood.”
 
A lightning rod to critics and a loose canon to friends, revolutionaries find it hard to play nice. That is because they understand that revolutions are never pleasant by any definition. They are fraught with peril and demand a great sacrifice which is why like the great expeditions they are only undertaken by the few. Revolutionaries embrace the struggle and weigh the cost of sacrifice against the cost of inaction. Then, without regard for risk or failure, they press forward for the reward of total victory.      
 
That is what makes us Stanton.
 
That is what makes us revolutionary.

 

Stanton International Opens Life-Affirming Women's Medical Clinic Across the Parking Lot from Planned Parenthood Abortion Center in Meridian, Idaho

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Stanton Healthcare
Aug. 20, 2019

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 20, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- On August 4, nearly 400 people gathered from around the United States to participate in the Grand Opening Dedication of Stanton Healthcare's flagship clinic in Meridian, Idaho.

Stanton's newest life-affirming women's healthcare clinic is located directly across a parking lot from the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the state of Idaho. The Planned Parenthood abortion center in Meridian is involved in nearly 75% of all abortions performed in Idaho.

At the Grand Opening Dedication, hundreds of local and national guests joined together in support of Stanton's vision to replace Planned Parenthood with compassionate, quality women's health care.

Some of the special guests in attendance included: Mayor Tammy de Weerd of Meridian, Congressman Russ Fulcher, a large delegation of Treasure Valley clergy and lay leaders, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More, Idaho state representatives and senators, the Knights of Columbus and community leaders.

Special letters of support were presented on behalf of Governor Brad Little and Senator Risch.

The service ended with a special dedication prayer led by Father Pavone and the clergy of the Treasure Valley.

Governor Little stated in his letter, "I want to personally thank all of the pro-life supporters here today for your unwavering dedication to the promise of life for the unborn. Brandi Swindell and her team launched the Idaho-based Stanton International 13 years ago, taking a passion and God-given purpose and creating alternative resources for women considering abortion. Thank you, Brandi and your team, for what you have done to save so many lives."

Congressman Russ Fulcher shared, "I applaud the dedicated Stanton team as they provide quality health care to the women of Idaho at no cost. By opening this clinic right across the parking lot from Planned Parenthood, they are showing the nation a path forward toward ending abortion in America and replacing Planned Parenthood."

Brandi Swindell, CEO and Founder of Stanton International, adds, "We are so thankful for the hundreds of Stanton supporters that showed up for our Grand Opening Dedication. Their presence makes it clear that the Treasure Valley of Idaho is committed to replacing Planned Parenthood with quality and compassionate health care that doesn't treat women and their children as a commodity.

"By opening our new clinic directly across the parking lot from a Planned Parenthood abortion center that is involved in 75% of Idaho's abortions, we will be able to provide women true choices when they are facing unexpected pregnancies."

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The Greatest Number of #MeToo Victims are Women Who are Forced Into Abortions

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July 31, 2019

BOISE, Idaho, July 31, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Studies consistently show over 50% of women who got abortions felt bullied, pressured and forced into the procedure. The tragic murder of Ole Miss student Ally Kostial  just reinforces what millions of women have experienced every day. 

Stanton Public Policy Center calls upon the #MeToo movement to address this growing violence against women. 

Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Public Policy Center and Stanton Healthcare, states:

  • "No woman in America should ever have to face violence, assault or being bullied. Sadly, studies consistently demonstrate that millions of women have been bullied and attacked regarding being forced into abortion. This case regarding Ally Kostial reinforces this tragic point. At Stanton Healthcare, which is a life-affirming women's medical clinic, we have seen this story repeated over and over again many times. We first reaffirm the dignity of every woman and embrace the notion that they should never be subjected to violence and bullying. We next call upon the #MeToo movement recognize the millions of their sisters who live daily with this tragedy. At Stanton, we will continue to reach out with justice and compassion being a voice for all women subjected to violence."

Stanton is able to provide first person testimonials of women who have been bullied and pressured into getting an abortion. 

For more information or interviews, contact Stanton Healthcare at 208.855.5095. 

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2019 (Christian Newswire) — Pro-life and human rights advocates are asking the simple question, "What is Planned Parenthood trying to hide?"
  
On March 11, 2019 Congressman Russ Fulcher sent a letter to Planned Parenthood's President, Dr. Leana Wen, asking her to, "Please provide to me what percentage of abortions your organization performs on women of color."

In that March 11 letter, Congressman Fulcher stated, "Margaret Sanger embraced a philosophy of racial discrimination and eugenics." He goes on to say, "I must do all that I can to ensure her racist and eugenic policies are still not being implemented today."
 
In a letter sent to Dr. Wen on June 13, 2019, Congressman Fulcher shares, "It is most troubling that, after three months, I have not been given the courtesy of a response from you or your organization.  I do not know the reason for your disregard of my request or the apparent lack of respect for the very institution responsible for allocating over 500 million dollars a year to Planned Parenthood."
 
Mr. Fulcher once again asks for Planned Parenthood to provide the percentage of abortions they perform on women of color and concludes with this stern warning. "If you choose not to respond, I will pursue all avenues available to me as a member of Congress to obtain this information."
  
Stanton Public Policy Center is working closely with Congressman Fulcher and his staff on this critical issue.
 
Stanton Public Policy is a Woman's advocacy and educational group that works on issues of human rights and justice that empower and inspire women.  It is affiliated with Stanton Healthcare which has life-affirming women's health clinics in America and internationally. 

Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare and the Public Policy Center, states;

  • "The American taxpayers have given Planned Parenthood billions of dollars in public money and have a right to know if Ms. Sanger's racist policies are still being implemented by Planned Parenthood today. In light of that, these questions must be asked: 'What is Planned Parenthood hiding and why haven't they responded to this simple request from Congressman Fulcher?'
     
    "I think the obvious answers are, Planned Parenthood is performing a disproportionate number of abortions on women of color, and their business and marketing model targets communities of color."

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Stanton's Chief Strategy Officer, adds,

  • "The views and philosophies of Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, are racist and abhorrent to a society that embraces equality and the value of every person. Since Planned Parenthood has never publicly condemned Sanger and disavowed her legacy, the American taxpayer has a right to know if billions of public dollars are going to an organization that is still carrying out her racist agenda.

    "The African-American population in America is 13.4%, with about 7% being women.  With those numbers in mind, the Stanton Public Policy Center stands with Congressman Fulcher and joins in asking Planned Parenthood, 'What percentage of abortions does your organization perform on women of color?'"

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Racist abortions? Congressman demands Planned Parenthood reveal abortion stats for women of color

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Congressman Russ Fulcher is calling on Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen to provide the percentage of abortions her organization performs on "women of color" in a letter highlighting the abortion giant’s historical ties to the eugenics movement.

“I recently learned that Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger embraced a philosophy of racial discrimination and eugenics,” the Idaho Republican wrote in the letter, which is dated March 11 (read full letter below). “That historical fact, and the possibility that this philosophy continues today within your organization, is disturbing to me and many others."

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News Release: Congressman Calls on PP for Statistics

Congressman Russ Fulcher Calls on Planned Parenthood President to Provide the Percentage of Abortions the Organization Performs on Women of Color

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March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a letter sent to Dr. Leana Wen, Congressman Fulcher states, "I recently learned that Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger embraced a philosophy of racial discrimination and eugenics. That historical fact, and the possibility that this philosophy continues within your organization, is disturbing to me and many others."
 
Fulcher goes on to say, "As a Representative of many who oppose Ms. Sanger's philosophy, I must do all that I can to ensure her racist and eugenic policies are still not being implemented today."
 
Click here to view a copy of Congressman Fulcher's letter.

Stanton Public Policy is working closely with Congressman Fulcher and his staff on this critical issue.
 
Stanton Public Policy is a woman's advocacy and educational group that works on issues of human rights and justice that empower and inspire women.  It is affiliated with Stanton Healthcare which has life-affirming women's health clinics in America and internationally. 

Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare, states:

  • "Racism and racial insensitivity have no place in American life. This is especially true regarding the lives and health of women. It is undeniable that Margaret Sanger was a racist and eugenicist and Planned Parenthood still venerates and honors her work and philosophies.

    "The American taxpayers have given Planned Parenthood billions of dollars in public money and have a right to know if Ms. Sanger's racist policies are still being implemented by Planned Parenthood today. In light of that, the question must be asked: is this organization performing a disproportionate number of abortions on women of color? Does their business and marketing model target communities of color? Their response to Congressman Fulcher's letter will help us answer these questions.
     
    "Women deserve better than Planned Parenthood. America deserves better than Planned Parenthood."

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Stanton Chief Strategy Officer, adds;

  • "The views and philosophies of Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, are racist and abhorrent to a society that embraces equality and the value of every person. Since Planned Parenthood has never publicly condemned Sanger and disavowed her legacy, the American taxpayer has a right to know if billions of public dollars are going to an organization that is still carrying out her racist agenda.

    "We applaud Congressman Fulcher's efforts in trying to determine if Planned Parenthood disproportionately targets women of color for abortions. I hope Dr. Wen sends a timely and comprehensive response to Congressman Fulcher's request, as a lack of transparency in this matter only reinforces the notion that Planned Parenthood is still tethered to its racist founder."

Vice-President Pence Invites Stanton Baby and Mother to the White House

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. 

L-R: Vice President Pence, Paolina and her mom Jessica, Stanton Founder Brandi Swindell.

L-R: Vice President Pence, Paolina and her mom Jessica, Stanton Founder Brandi Swindell.

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:

Vice President Pence and Paolina at his desk in the White House.

Vice President Pence and Paolina at his desk in the White House.

"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."