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URGENT: Ask Sen Frisk to Ensure Dissection Choice a Right of Every Student

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  • In Defense of Animals
    URGENT: Ask Sen Frisk to Ensure Dissection Choice a Right of Every Student PLEASE Forward WIDELY! Source: In Defense of Animals Alert dated As Dec 31st
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 30, 2002
      URGENT: Ask Sen Frisk to Ensure Dissection Choice a Right of Every
      Student

      PLEASE Forward WIDELY!

      Source: In Defense of Animals Alert dated

      As Dec 31st approaches, the fate of Massachusetts bill H. 4409,
      which would give students in that state the choice to opt out of
      dissection, is still unclear.

      NO MATTER WHERE you live, the defeat of Dissection Choice in
      Massachusetts is a defeat for all of those seeking dissection choice
      everywhere. Massachusetts was the first state to introduce dissection
      choice legislation, is home to more biotech companies than in all of
      Western Europe, and is often the largest recipient of NIH research
      dollars.

      IF YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS IN LABS, PLEASE CARE ABOUT WHAT IS
      HAPPENING TO DISSECTION CHOICE IN MA.

      WHAT YOU CAN DO: Senator William Frist, the new Senate majority
      leader, admitted to having adopted cats from shelters to use for
      dissection and vivisection while a medical student at Harvard. In his
      autobiography he came to call his actions "heinous and dishonest."

      Contact Senator Frist and ask him to contact Massachusetts Republican
      Acting Governor Jane Swift and Republican Governor Elect Mitt Romney
      to ask them to do whatever is necessary to pass Dissection Choice
      legislation in Frist's alma mater's state.

      Replies to previous requests for help were powerful in keeping H.
      4409 alive. Please continue to speak out on this important issue.
      Your voice is formidable and a crucial part of this nearly 23-year
      struggle to grant students and animals protection.

      Thank you, for your shared committment to passing Dissection Choice
      EVERYWHERE.

      If you'd like more information about this bill, please contact the
      New England Anti-Vivisection Society, who is spearheading this
      campaign.

      New England Anti-Vivisection Society
      333 Washington Street Ste. 850
      Boston, MA 02108
      www.neavs.org
      info@... (neavs.org)

      SAMPLE COMMENTS: PLEASE change SOME of the words so all the comments
      aren't exactly alike. Be sure to send a copy of your comments to
      Senator Pacheco and Catherine Boudreau and let them know that the
      whole world is watching! Remember to include your name and address.
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      TO: Senator William Frist
      (post your comments on his website at:)
      http://frist.senate.gov/contact.cfm

      COPY TO:
      Ms. Catherine Boudreau, President
      Massachusetts Teachers' Association
      cboudreau@... (massteacher.org)

      Massachusetts Senator Marc Pacheco:
      MPacheco@... (senate.state.ma.us)

      RE: DISSECTION CHOICE MUST BE A PROTECTED RIGHT OF EVERY STUDENT
      EVERYWHERE - Your Support of H. 4409 in Massachusetts


      Dear Senator Frist:

      Thank you for "seeing the light." As you have publically stated,
      your experience of stealing animals from shelters to experiment on
      them was "heinous and dishonest." I ask you to now use your
      considerable power within the Republican party to guarantee that all
      students in Massachusetts--and across the nation--will be allowed to
      choose not to dissect.

      Currently H. 4409 "Dissection Choice" is up for vote in Massachusetts
      and the Massachusetts Teacher's Association (MTA) continues to lobby
      against it. Senator Marc Pacheco (D) is now successfully blocking
      passage of H. 4409, bowing to pressure from the MTA, with whom he has
      a 100% score card. To show your support of a student's right to
      dissection choice, I ask you to take an active role in supporting
      Dissection Choice everywhere.

      Please contact Republican Acting Governor Jane Swift and Republican
      Governor Elect Mitt Romney in your alma mater state of Massachusetts,
      and ask them to do whatever is necessary to pass Dissection Choice
      legislation (H. 4409). Dissection choice must be a protected right of
      every student everywhere.

      Sincerely,
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