Against all the odds, Amanda Schulten, the Chicago area mother who defied doctors’ advice to abort her conjoined twins, has given birth.These newborn girls are made in the image of God and thankfully their parents valued their lives.
Faith Rosemarie and Hope Lillian were born by C-section on Tuesday. However, news of their birth did not break until Friday afternoon, the day after LifeSiteNews first reported on the story, when Amanda posted the news on her blog.
“September 6th was a day miracles happened,” she said. “I gave birth to the 2 most beautiful conjoined twins.”
“God is good and he knows what he is doing,” she continued. “I’m so honored to call them my children.”
The birth of the two girls defied all medical predictions. When Amanda learned that she was pregnant with conjoined twins earlier this year, she was told that the babies did not have very long to live, and that she should have an abortion.
Instead Amanda, who is pro-life and entered the Catholic Church this Easter, chose to carry the children to term.
The new mother now reports that the twins, who share the same heart and liver, and have only two kidneys and two legs, were born “crying and kicking,” and weighing a total of 8 lbs. 10 oz.
“Mommy and Daddy are so proud of them,” she writes on her blog. “I cry tears of joy, that God made them so perfect.”
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:26-28
Contrast this with women who abort their perfectly healthy babies. Shameful.