X-Message-Number: 22421
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 10:36:12 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: No worries, CI can handle the state
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>    #22418: Michigan: State Orders Local Cryonics Institute To Close  [Mark 
I'm certain that this can be worked out. In the meantime nobody die, please!

As usual the state is over stepping their bounds. I smell funeral 
industry medling here, though I could be wrong... another misguided 
sports fan maybe? At any rate they are wrong on so many levels it's 
difficult to mention them all. But to begin with and mention but a few 
CI operates under the anatomical gift act. It is not a cemetary because 
the bodies are not rotting in the ground. The spirit of the funerary 
laws and regulations being cited are to protect the public from disease 
and contamination from the disolution of rotting bodies. I wonder, is 
the state requiring that hospital morgues containing refigerated bodies 
be licensed as cemetarys? If a preserved organ donation company started 
up would they be likewise coerced?

Again we are the victims of the ambiguity of law and language. We do not 
consider cryonics patients as dead but we must have them legally 
pronounced so before doing the suspension procedure. I am confident that 
CI can point out these things and several others to the state 
functionarys. If it were me I'd be putting an investigator on the 
principles involved to find any links to TW fanatics or the funeral 


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