Life-affirming Pregnancy Clinic opens in Sarasota Print this post

Staff Report – Florida Catholic


Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc. (CPCI) has opened a licensed, medical model clinic at 1419 7th Street in Sarasota, next to the Regional Headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

A celebration was held on Nov. 9 to mark the occasion. Father Fausto Stampiglia, SAC, Pastor of nearby St. Martha Parish, noted how wonderful it is to have the facility so close to a location where life is discarded so easily. “We are blessed to have you here.”

This is the new Community Pregnancy Clinic in Sarasota which sits just feet away from the Planned Parenthood regional headquarters.

Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed the clinic in April, calling upon the guidance and support of Our Lady to bless and protect the facility, the people who work there and the women who come through its doors. Sidewalk counselors have raved about the new clinic because it offers a convenient and safe place to send women who are in a crisis pregnancy and at risk of choosing an abortion.

Father Fausto Stampiglia, SAC, Pastor of St. Martha Parish in Sarasota, speaks during a dedication cermony for the new Community Pregnancy Clinic on Nov. 9.

Founded in 1974 as a Christian, life-affirming alternative to legalized abortion, CPCI was one of 13 original crisis pregnancy centers in the nation and has gradually expanded from its original location in Naples, to currently four medical model clinics and a mobile medical unit providing free medical and social services for women facing unplanned pregnancy. Of the four clinics, three are located across the street from Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.

CPCI’s free services include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, testing for sexually transmitted infection (STI), counseling, abortion pill reversal treatment, adoption referrals and material support.

“With CPCI’s mission to create communities where moms and babies are safe from abortion, our Sarasota clinic enable us to now serve abortion-vulnerable women in this area,” said CPCI CEO Deacon Gary Ingold. “These are primarily college students and minorities, but CPCI is and always will be free to women of all ages and backgrounds.”

According to its latest annual report, 90 percent of women seeking help from CPCI choose to carry their babies to term. Since 1974, CPCI has helped save more than 13,000 babies from abortion.

As with all CPCI locations, its Sarasota location operates with a full-time staff of licensed medical professionals, including a medical director, a registered nurse, and ultrasound techs. CPCI’s Sarasota Clinic medical director is one of 350 physicians in the United States certified to administer abortion pill reversal treatment. CPCI is 100 percent funded by private donations and receives no government subsidies.

To schedule a tour or for more information, call Patty Madsen at 941-260-5427. More information about Community Pregnancy Clinics is also available at, and women seeking help with an unplanned pregnancy can visit

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