Resident Theresa Finch recently organized our Residents to take an active role in the national healthcare discussion by writing, signing and sending letters to our Missouri Congressman (U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay), our Senator (Claire McCaskill), and to Kathleen Sebellius, head of the Dept. of Health and Human Services. The letters urged their support of the House and Senate bills introduced in Congress to prevent any new government mandates that would disregard freedom of conscience by requiring faith-based healthcare facilities to offer preventative services for women employees via health insurance plans. These so-called services would require insurance coverage for contraceptive pills and devices, sterilization, morning-after pills, and abortions. This mandate is seen by pro-life supporters as a violation of freedom of conscience. Here we see Theresa with Residents Adeline Olsten and Vivian Povard putting their John Hancock’s on the letters.