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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

Stanton Public Policy
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."

Stanton International to Launch National Anti-violence and Human Rights Movement Called #ShoutMyChild During March for Life Week

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

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 Latest Actions Reveal They are Just an Abortion Vendor and Business

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."

Stanton Statement on Incoming Planned Parenthood President Wen

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."


Stanton Victorious in Planned Parenthood Lawsuit


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.”  

To Life!


Groundbreaking Gala & "Loving the Unexpected"


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".