They lived for 19 days after doctors told their parents to have an abortion. Sadly, on Tuesday, conjoined twins Faith and Hope passed away.
LifeNews profiled the recent birth of conjoined twins who share one head. Although media reports call them the “baby with two faces” the twins are technically two distinct and different people.
Renee Young and Simon Howie of Sydney said that a routine ultrasound found problems with their baby’s development and that the twins they were expecting were actually conjoined twins with a rare medical condition. The twins had a condition known as diprosopus, or craniofacial duplication, a condition whereby parts or all of the face are duplicated on the head. It is so rare, according to a report on the couple and their babies, that just 35 cases have been recorded in humans and no one is alive today who has it.
The parents rejected the suggestion of abortion, saying every day they get with their daughter, who may die shortly after birth, is a blessing.
Last week, Renee and Simon said the twins were already showing different personalities.
But they passed away today, according to a newspaper report:
‘Each time I come means they’ve reached another milestone and pulled through another day,’ their father Simon Howie said.