Out of the Mouth of Babes


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.

Jason Herring
Director of Ministry Outreach

Stanton Healthcare to Partner with One of Idaho's Leading Hospitals to Provide Mammograms as a Part of Their Wellness and Prevention Program

Photograph taken by Melissa Johnson

Photograph taken by Melissa Johnson

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."

    Photograph taken by Melissa Johnson

    Photograph taken by Melissa Johnson