Extremely Rare Conjoined Twins Die at 3 Weeks
Faith and Hope shared a skull but had separate brains, faces
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2014 12:32 PM CDT
A screen shot of Faith and Hope from YouTube.   (9 News (Australia))

(Newser) – They were rare even among the rare phenomenon of conjoined twins—Faith and Hope Howie shared a skull, but had separate faces and brains. The twins died yesterday at a hospital in Sydney, just shy of 3 weeks old, reports Australia's News Network. The condition is called diprosopus, and fewer than 40 cases have been recorded worldwide, reports 9 News of Australia. Parents Renee Young and Simon Howie say they have no regrets about going ahead with the pregnancy, against the advice of doctors who spotted the condition at the 19-week mark.

"I think they're beautiful, Simon thinks they're beautiful, really that's all that matters," said Young after the girls' birth.

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May 29, 2014 7:02 AM CDT
All I can say is the comments about this story are depressing. Why does everyone assume these babies suffered? They had three weeks to be loved and nurtured by their parents. I'm pretty sure that being "sucked" out of the mother's uterus or any of the other forms of abortion are not pleasant for the baby. I do not support abortion, and I would not choose to have one regardless of the situation. However I am not so narrow minded that I would presume to know or understand how another person is feeling or thinking - especially in a situation such as this one. I agree with "cleverusername" that I would always wonder had I chose to abort. I can only imagine that with modern medicine, that any issues of pain were addressed.
May 29, 2014 12:23 AM CDT
And with people like this we wonder why we have a government that tortures people, murders people, kidnaps people, steals from people, terrorizes people, has Hbombs pointed at all the major cities of the earth. Then lies about it all. Gee do you think the babies might be been better off never being born since it was to late to never have conceive them. Duh, says the parents, we want a big thank you from god for the pain and torture they put there own baby through. Guess if not for the ultra sound they could have plead act of god. Nope act of idiots.
May 29, 2014 12:18 AM CDT
If this is what passes for love of your prodigy, how much worse can hate be.