I'm all for prayer, but I also believe that faith without works is dead. I may not have had the honor of getting arrested for peacefully protesting against abortion and being a voice for the unborn...like Rev. Patrick Mahoney... but I do what I can with what I have. Recently, Rev. Mahoney recently posted about a pretty great fundraising event. I say pretty great because I think the ultimate goal for this fundraising event is far more than just noble. When speaking out against abortion and places like PP, I am often met with opposition from some of my more liberal friends and colleagues...claiming that this is a matter of women's health.
I, however, don't see it as women's health as much as I see it as a means to exploit women. I am of the opinion, (based on the demographics of what women are more likely go get abortions and where abortion clinics are placed) that PP and other abortion clinics take advantage of women and mask the problems they are facing. I think it's more of an industry and eugenics brigade than I do a service. With that in mind, I absolutely love it when places like Stanton Healthcare run PP and other abortion clinics out of business by offering free (and REAL) women's healthcare. I pray whenever I pass by an abortion clinic...for the souls of the children lost there, for the women who go in there as a last resort, and for the people who work there to have a change in heart (and join the likes of Abby Johnson in promoting life for the unborn and dignity for women).
For more information and to make a donation click on this link: STANTON HEALTHCARE FUNDRAISER
Fortunately, due to individuals like Rev. Mahoney, Abby Johnson, and countless others...women are beginning to see that there are other options out there. I am not sure how many lives are saved per day due to the efforts of these people...but I think any endeavor is worth it as long as just one life is saved. With that said, I would like to invite you all to join in Rev. Mahoney's fundraising event. Please donate what you can. I got this fundraiser to the $3000 mark...but I think they can hit much more than that if you donate even just $5. Think about it...that $5 can mean a world of difference if it ends up saving the child that ends up finding a vaccine for HIV. If you cannot donate...pray...but don't stop at praying. Get the word out. Join the discussion even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone. When it comes to abortion today, remaining silent about the issue is as bad as condoning the slaughter of innocent lives.
"I have already prayed to God for healing for Aids, and God's answer to me was "the one I sent to you was aborted in his mother's womb" - Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Rev. Mahoney's mission statement:
I have been in the pro-life movement for over 35 years and I would like to share with you one of the most exciting projects I have ever been involved with. It is the ministry of Stanton Healthcare. Stanton is a life-affirming medical clinic in Boise, Idaho located right door to Planned Parenthood. Sadly, Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the world and 91% of all abortions in Idaho take place in the county where Stanton is located.
Stanton is much more than a physical building however. This ministry represents the heart and love of Christ as we reach out to women who are experiencing unexpected and crisis pregnancies. As Stanton Healthcare Founder and President, Brandi Swindell, often says, “It is not enough to say we are pro-life. We must live out our pro-life beliefs in a loving and tangible way.” In other words, being pro-life means we offer positive and compassionate solutions to hurting women. We also want to stress, unlike Planned Parenthood all our services and help to women are free!
Stanton is a powerful, public witness to Idaho and the nation that the faith community doesn't speak out on the issue of abortion with judgment and condemnation. Rather, we embrace a hurting and broken world with God’s grace and mercy. The women of Idaho will now be offered “real choices” when it comes to unexpected pregnancies. The work of Stanton Healthcare is so powerful and moving that Pat Robertson and the 700 Club recently send out a news crew out to Boise from Washington, D.C. to do a national feature story on the clinic.
We believe God is raising up Stanton Healthcare to be a national model that will one day replace Planned Parenthood!
Stand with us:
When we moved into the clinic last year, we felt God wanted us to own the building "debt free." God was faithful and something miraculous happened. A major Foundation told us if we raised $170,000 toward the purchase of the clinic by August 2 they would give us an $80,000 matching grant. That is an $80,000 gift! We are now only $20,000 away. So we are asking you, to help Stanton realize this miracle. Between now and August 2, we are asking you to send the largest gift possible to help us raise the final $20,000.
I am praying that I can help raise $3,000!
For some, all that you may able to give is $10, $25 or $50. Others may be in a position to give $100, $500, $1,000 or even more toward this incredible life saving ministry. As we often say at Stanton, no gift is too small or too large.
Stanton Healthcare gives us the unique opportunity to actually see lives saved on a regular basis. In the 8 months that our doors have been opened, our loving, dedicated and professional staff has many innocent babies saved from the horror of abortion and their mothers saved from the emotional scars that abortion leaves.
Even though the hours can be long and the struggles intense, there is nothing like holding a precious child in your arms that would not have lived without your intervention. The picture on my page is "Baby Nilah" who was saved through the work of Stanton Healthcare. Words cannot express the joy one fells as they realize this child will grow up to experience a life of purpose and meaning.
You can make an on-life donation through GoFund Me and help us secure this $80,000 gift.
May the Lord bless you and your family and thank you for helping us purchase our clinic debt free!
For the children;
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney
Stanton Healthcare Founding Board Member
Director of the Christian Defense Coalition Washington, D.C.