With great fanfare, the purple ribbon was cut and many friends were welcomed to the new Stanton Healthcare Belfast clinic on Monday. The clinic is equipped with an ultrasound machine and staffed by caring professionals, and is located on the same street as Marie Stopes, an abortion referral center.
The grand opening in Northern Ireland was attended by Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life, U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, Stanton Healthcare Founder and CEO Brandi Swindell, and Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, as well as numerous clergy and medical professionals.
As the first international affiliate of Stanton Healthcare, the Belfast clinic is making great strides in the global movement toward compassionate care for both mother and child. As Bernie Smyth said, "Our long-term plan is to replace Marie Stopes with a life-affirming centre where we support women in crisis pregnancies free of charge. We hope to guide women to free help and support by coming to Stanton rather than going to an abortion centre."