If anyone is opposed to abortion, it’s the unborn, and for very personal reasons.
Thoughts like this seem like simple witticisms designed to spread the pro-life message until one happens across the odd news story that would seem to prove it. In this case, the culprit is the London Daily Mail.
For their Sunday edition, they share the story of Gabriel and Ieuan Jones, conjoined twins who doctors wanted to separate, a procedure they admitted would cost twin Gabriel his life, but would ultimately “be for the best.”
But if anyone believes in supernatural intervention into human will, this is the tale they should be reading. Gabriel and Ieuan refused to accept the “Gabrial must die” diagnosis.
The Daily Mail reports:
Firstly they tried to sever his umbilical cord to cut off his blood supply, but the cord was too strong.
They then cut Mrs Jones’s placenta in half so that when Gabriel died, it would not affect his twin brother.
But after the operation which was meant to end his life, tiny Gabriel had other ideas.
Although he weighed less than a pound, he put up such a fight for survival that doctors called him Rocky.
Astonishingly, he managed to carry on living in his mother’s womb for another five weeks – until the babies were delivered by Caesarean section.
Now he and Ieuan are back at home in Stoke – and are so close they are always holding each other’s hand.
Take that, NOW. Even Wynn Las Vegas wouldn’t bet on odds like that.