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PAGE ! 2 ARKANSAS CATHOUC JUNE 24, Sr. Marie Celine Frey dies at age 80 Rogers - Sr. Marie Celine Frey, OP, 80, died June 3 at St. Mary-Rogers Memorial Hospital. The daughter of William and Marga- ret McMahon Frey, she was born Nov. 14, 1909, at Denver, CO. She was a graduate of St.John School of Nursing in Springfield, IL, and was a registered radiologic technologist. She joined the Sisters of St. Dominic Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield, and professed vows in 1939. She served for 12 years at St.Joseph Hospital at Wellington, TX, and for 39 years at St. Mary in Rogers. Survivors include her sister, Sr. Mary Henry Frey; two half-sisters, Joan Sta- pleton and Eleanor Frey; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, all of Illinois. Mass of Resurrection was held at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel in Spring- Sr. Marie Celine Frey, OP field, with Msgr. William Haug officiat- ing. 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The death of Janet Adkins, 54, of Portland, OR, with the help of Dr.Jack Kevorkian, a retired physician from suburban Detroit, is believed to be the first known U.S. instance of medically- assisted suicide. Laurie Anne Ramsey, spokespcrson for the Chicago-based Americans United for Life, said, I'his kind of firing is the next step in terms of the devalu- ing of human life." The suicide of Adkins, who was in the early stages of Ahheimer's disease, took place June 4 at a public camp- ground in Holly, MI, because it had electrical outlets needed to run the suicide machine. Kevorkian, 62, said he did not com- mit murder because Adkins pushed the button that administered the fatal drugs. All he did, he said, was insert the tubes through which the drugs flowed. After Kevorkian dripped a saline solution through the tube, Adkins pushed a button that released thiopen- tal, which causes unconsciousness. "Hae machine after a minute stopped the thiopental flow, replacing it with potas- sium chloride, which stops the heart and brings death within minutes. Condemnations of the physician-as- sisted suicide were quick and many. Vincentian Rev. John Gouldrick, director of the U.S. bishops' Secretar- iat for Pro-Life Activities, said in a written statement, "The immorality of suicide and physician-assisted suicide is clear .... No one was enriched by (Adkins') decision or that of Dr. Kevorkian" in assisting in the act. "We have to face a basic fact of life: sickness is always burdensome to some degree," Gouldrick said. "By prema- turely terminating her life, Adkins has prevented others from carrying her burden and becoming more human in the process." Dr. Joseph R. Stanton of Needham, / \, Dr. Jack Kevorklan Mother Cabrini Arami, OSB, wsS recently re-elected Prioress of Holy Angels Convent in JonesborO, i Bishop Andrew J. McDonald sided at the meeting. / MA, a member of the Internation l Anti-Euthanasia Task Force, said in a written statement that "it is easier to sell death induction if it is the doctor rather than a thug who pulls the trig" ger." Stanton said, "It is worth remembe; ing in this hour that the medicalize killing of helpless patients in the Third Reich was judged by this nation g Nuremberg to be a "crime against humanity.' Is not once in a cent0rY more than enough for a societ stumble willy hilly down the leads inevitably to the induced homicide of human beings in of van " Adkins died in Kevorkian'j Volkswag, m wm al the campground' :' Arthur (:al,hm, director of the Ce " ter for Bi,;me,lical Ethics at the UniVer" sity of Minnesota.said the episode gas a moral outrage and "a rash, impra" dent action." Adkins' husband, Ron, told a port" land television station that "it's not ; matter of how long you live but the quality of the life you live, and it w' s her life and her decision and she se " cho , "e' In a 1987 article, Kevorkian said ,i fully expected to be arrested supervising Ihe death of his first patiOa_ but would deti:nd himself in court to force gow.'rnmcnt, the public and ganized nu.,li,;ine to face the issue... An Oakland County Circuit Go0 . judge issued a temporary restrai! order telling Kevorkian to stop osi,q the machine and I o not use any otlae means to assisl in a suicide. Unlike n.~sl stales, Michigan has 0o law alzainsl assistimz suicide, Oakland County Prosecutor Ricla t Thompson said his office was ve; gating whether other charges may brought against Kevorkian.