Isabel was the president of the Auckland branch of the Family Planning Association until the end of 1969. She resigned because her position was in conflict with their stated lack of position on abortion reform.
At the first AGM of ALRANZ, held 17 March 1971, Isabel Stanton was elected National President. As at 1975, Isabel Stanton served as a Vice President for the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand.
- Hercock Fay, Alice, The Making of a Woman Doctor, First Edition, Published 1999, pg 213
- ALRANZ website, "History of ALRANZ" (accessed on 17 July, 2010)