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Student Choice Laws and Policies

 

If your state is red, you have the right to refuse to dissect! And even if your state is not red, some teachers may still offer alternatives to interested students upon request. Contact us if you need advice or download this fact sheet.

 

These 23 states plus Washington, D.C. have laws or policies giving students the right to not dissect.

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia