WASHINGTON -- Idaho's Defense of Life Act bans virtually all abortions in Idaho but does allow for exceptions to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest.

Stanton Public Policy Center applauds the United States Supreme Court for upholding the Defense of Life Act which protects innocent children from abortion violence and women from abortion abuse.

Stanton Public Policy Center is a women's advocacy and educational organization that works on issues of human rights and justice which empower and inspire women. It is affiliated with Stanton Healthcare which has life-affirming women's health clinics in America and internationally.

Based in Idaho, Stanton Healthcare operates fully accredited, life-affirming women's reproductive health clinics. Stanton provides women navigating unexpected pregnancies with professional medical care, practical and emotional support, women's wellness support, and a special outreach to refugee and marginalized communities both in America and internationally.

Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare, states:

"As founder of life-affirming women's medical clinics based in Idaho, we applaud the United States Supreme Court for upholding the Defense of Life Act which protects innocent children from abortion violence and women from abortion abuse. The law also allows for exceptions to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest.

"It is critical that Idaho's emergency rooms are not turned into 'abortion clinics.' At Stanton Healthcare, we will continue to provide exceptional medical care, tangible support and hope to women facing unexpected pregnancies as we work to make abortion unthinkable and end abortion abuse."

Linda Thomas, Director of Community Outreach with Stanton Healthcare, shares:

"We are thankful the nation's highest court has ruled to protect the most basic and fundamental human right...the right to life. The state of Idaho and Stanton Healthcare have built a model for the nation in how to protect women and their preborn children from abortion violence while also providing exceptional medical care and ongoing support to each woman.

"Abortion is not a compassionate solution to an unexpected pregnancy, nor is it the solution women want. At Stanton Healthcare, we have seen a 70% increase in new clients since the Dobbs ruling. While Boise's Planned Parenthood permanently closed their doors to women in Idaho, Stanton Healthcare has expanded our services for women to ensure they receive exceptional medical care, resources, and support throughout their pregnancy and beyond."

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