X-Message-Number: 13814
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: Denial fo Freedom to French Freezer Family
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 12:04:47 +0100

I refer to the case where people claiming authority under French law  are
acting against the family with some of its members in a freezer. It is
likely that any intervention by cryonicists may well elicit, under oath, the
question and response that suggests that, as the deceased were frozen
without perfusion, the chance of reanimation are substantially and orders of
magnitude reduced.

However if the *intention* for reanimation is there, denying any chance,
however small, is part way along the road to the extermination of the sick
against their will, ie compulsory euthanasia.

This is an important freedom issue and I do hope that the Human Rights court
prevails against those imposing their wills upon this family under the guise
of the authority. (It a bit like the old con: "Do as I say because God
speaks through me.")

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
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