Inspired by human rights activists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Stanton International continues the fight for equality and justice on the global stage.

the stanton story

When we consider that women have been treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to dispose of as we see fit.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1873

Born in 1815, Elizabeth Cady Stanton dedicated her life to pioneering the American women’s movement for suffrage and equality. Her upbringing brought her into contact with many fugitive slaves, and she later married abolitionist Henry Stanton.

In 1840, she traveled to London with her husband, who served as a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention. There, Stanton met Lucretia Mott, a Quaker reformer. Like all women, Mott and Stanton were barred from participating in the convention with the men. After some brainstorming, the women decided to form a convention of their own, this one championing the cause of women’s rights. In 1848, their dream culminated in the Seneca Falls Convention, which united the nation’s women’s rights leaders in the push for women’s suffrage.

To the women at Seneca Falls, denying women the vote was not the only oppressive tool; ending a pregnancy was another (this was before abortion was even legal). In an 1872 letter to Julia Ward Howe, Stanton was quick to note a remarkable double standard: “When we consider that women have been treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to dispose of as we see fit.”

Stanton was not alone. Her contemporaries, as well as numerous “second wave” feminists, have refused to force women to choose between sacrificing their welfare or sacrificing their own offspring.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton spoke staunchly against the abuse of women, children, and African-Americans. She opposed exploitation in all of its brutal forms. Her vision lives on at Stanton International, where we continue the Seneca Falls tradition of equality, justice, and compassion.

The stanton vision

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We believe in the fundamental truth that human rights begin in the womb. Every woman has an inherent right to embrace motherhood regardless of income, race, ethnicity, or place of residence. 

We believe in practical, caring solutions which uphold the dignity of both mother and child. We provide life-affirming options to abortion-vulnerable women and provide hope to those struggling from the pain of a past abortion. 

We believe sexual and reproductive integrity is vital to the health of each individual, every family, and by extension, society as a whole.

Stanton International seeks to replace abortion businesses around the world because we believe that women and their families are entitled to quality, coercion-free care, and compassionate alternatives to abortion.

the stanton revolution

  • Brandi Swindell launched Stanton International in 2006. For over 10 years, Stanton Healthcare has offered pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, client advocacy, and other life-affirming programs to women facing unexpected pregnancies in Boise, Idaho. All services are provided free of charge.

  • In 2011, Stanton opened a new medical clinic located next door to Planned Parenthood in Boise. Read more about Stanton Healthcare Boise.

  • The first Stanton Healthcare affiliate was launched in 2011 - Stanton Healthcare of Southern California.

  • In 2013, the first Stanton Mobile hit the road, serving rural and immigrant communities around Idaho.

  • The Stanton International Affiliate Program was officially introduced in 2014 with the launch of Stanton Healthcare in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Stanton International now owns another medical clinic directly across the street from Planned Parenthood's mega abortion facility in Meridian, Idaho, and the new location will serve as the organization's flagship clinic and affiliate training center. 

  • Today, the name Stanton Healthcare is synonymous with a revolutionary strategy to build a culture of life through public advocacy and direct competition with abortion businesses worldwide. Join the Stanton Revolution!