"Call me Momma": Mother With Conjoined Twins Refuses Abortion
Mother With Conjoined Twins Refuses Abortion Suggestion
An Illinois woman carrying conjoined twins declines an abortion and says their fate is in God's hands.
Amanda Schulten of Marengo, Illinois, a small town near the Wisconsin line, is a devout Catholic and refused to end her pregnancy. She has named the unborn girls Faith and Hope and is tracking her pregnancy in a blog, amanda-faithhopelove.blogspot.com. On the main page is the poignant poem she penned, "I Love You."
"No matter what happens, my soul will never leave you; If difficulties come here, I will never disappear," the poem begins.
"I'm sure you would be proud to call me momma," she writes, "for you are a special gift to me."