Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chicago mother turns down abortion, stands by her conjoined twins

The Chicago Breaking News Center has a story about conjoined twins Kameron and Kaydon Manns at a University of Illinois Medical Center.
Lying face to face, with one arm draped around the other, Kaydon and Kameron appear to be locked in a loving embrace.

But the boys, not yet 3 months old, have no choice but to hug each other every minute of every day. They are conjoined twins who share a liver and a single malformed heart.

Doctors discussed terminating the pregnancy with the mother, Brianna Manns, 21, after they determined the twins were not likely to survive. But Manns said abortion was never an option.

"I am a strong believer in not having abortions -- very, very strong," said Manns, taking a break from the neonatal intensive care unit at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, where her sons are hospitalized. "And they are my babies."
The family has been unable to find a hospital willing to attempt to separate the twins.

(Photo via Chicago Tribune / E. Jason Wambsgans)

1 comment:

  1. Nobody's going to try to separate them, since they have only one heart and one liver. She should take them home and just love them, and be prepared with comfort care.