Stanton Healthcare Vandalized After Drawing National Attention for Performing Live Ultrasounds in the Idaho State Capitol Building
Contact: Stacey Harder, Stanton Healthcare, 503-970-0317
BOISE, April 6, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- A rock was thrown through the window of the clinic.
Boise police have been called out and are investigating the incident.
Stanton Healthcare is a life-affirming medical clinic reaching out to women and their children in crisis and unexpected pregnancies, and is located right next to Planned Parenthood.
Stanton recently drew nationwide headlines when they organized and performed live ultrasounds in the Idaho State Capitol Building during the debate on ultrasound legislation.
Scores of pro-choice advocates had to be escorted out of the ultrasound presentation for shouting and disrupting the meeting. The Founder and President of Stanton Healthcare, Brandi Swindell, has been getting internet and email threats of violence and hateful attacks.
Ms. Swindell is currently in Mexico working with and ministering to orphan children.
Stacey Harder, a Stanton Healthcare client advocate, states,
"It is deeply troubling that someone would resort to violence against a women's clinic that provides free care and services to women in crisis and unexpected pregnancies.
"Since we performed the live ultrasounds in the Idaho Capitol Building two weeks ago, Stanton and our staff have received internet and email threats and hateful attacks.
"Violence has no place in America and we would hope that everyone, even those who are pro-choice, would condemn this act of violence against a women's clinic.
"Stanton Healthcare also wants to make it very clear to those who may be trying to intimidate us or bully us, that we will never back down or stop reaching out to needy women and their children in the Treasure Valley."
For more information or interviews call: Stacey Harder at 503.970.0317