09 Mar Doing Good in the World: Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Two Community Crises Pregnancy Clinics in Florida are saving lives, changing lives, and helping communities one person at a time.
These clinics offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, professional counseling, clothing and other material services, maternity homes, transition homes which teach personal disciplines and life skills, drug abuse treatments, and anything the women need.
Gary Ingold, CEO of Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) said that, “When they [women] come into our building, we present a professional environment to them that is clean and loving…We treat them really well.”
When women enter the clinics, they find a warm, inviting, and professional office. The offices are well lit, clean, and organized with tasteful art adorning the walls. The receptionists are professional and smiling with up to date equipment. Each clinic has a registered nurse onsite to help the women. Ingold pays his employees at industry standards, assuring he can get professionals. The people who work there know what they are doing, do it well, and can be trusted.
When women come in, they are treated kindly and with respect.
Both clinics are medically licensed by the State to provide ultrasounds and professional counseling. They are overseen by a medically licensed physician. All services are free of charge.
CPCI also partners with another non-profit group to offer abstinence education to the community. Decreasing unwanted pregnancies helps reduce the number of abortions as well. They teach at private schools, churches, and youth groups.
Both clinics improve lives and save lives and their numbers show. Ninety percent of women who test positive for a pregnancy at their clinic decide to continue their pregnancies. In 2013 the two clinics saved 1,211 babies from abortion, and 1,187 in 2014. In the 41 years since the clinics have been opened over 10,000 babies have been saved from abortion. The abortion ratio in Collier County, where the clinics reside, is 139 abortions to every 1,000 births. Alachua County, home to the University of Florida, has a ratio of 620 abortions for every 1,000 births. Clearly, CPCI is doing a lot of good in their community.