X-Message-Number: 10291
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 13:18:33 -0400
From: Bozzonetti <>
Subject: : Re: banned in some countries

>Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 10:46:25 +0100
>From:  (John de Rivaz)
>Subject: Re: banned in some countries, and Resurrection Myths
>In article: <> 

>> Message #10229
>> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 17:37:47 +0530
>> From: Drew Skyfyre <>
>> Subject: banned in some countries: say what ?
>> John de Rivaz wrote :
>>>In some countries, such as the Canadian provice of British Columbia, and

> >>also France, the end game has already started with the authorities
> >>banning cryonics.
> >
> >Sheesh, John, c'est incroyable ! Is this true ? I can't understand why.
>The reason is making money and obtaining positions of power. Both these 
>bans have been discussed on Cryonet before, but I know there are people 
>resident in these countries who read Cryonet, so maybe they have something

>to add.
I can only speak for France, there is no formal law against cryonics but
that amount to nearly the same. Death must be certified by two MD at more
than two hours interval. Any therapy, injection or cooling is forbiden.
Corpses must be keept in a warm place until they have lost all their own
thermal store and are rigid. This is the essential element of the Janeney's
law dating back to the sixties and the gaulist era. That law is said to
have been inspired by de Gaulle's wife, a very pious person with strong
link to the catholic church and vatican. Present day french president
Jacques Chirac is the direct continuator of de Gaulle and its wife is too
strongly linked to the church. 

        Insurance companies here don't accept life insurance for a cryonics
organization and even if they produced such contracts, the law would forbid
any paiement to such "fraudulent organizations".There is a political police
, "the Renseignements generaux" who keep a file of all people acting on
"unlalful activities" such environment , cryonics or subscribing to
international science journal (I have been forced by the french custom
service to drop a subscription for an astronomy journal).

        The only solution is to use CI services from UK  paid up front,
something I can't do now.  C'est la vie.


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