TUESDAY
January 9, 2001
volume 12, no. 9
Surviving Siamese Twin Recovering Well

    LONDON, Jan. 8, 01 (CWNews.com) - Jodie, the conjoined twin who survived an operation to separate her from her sister Mary, is recovering well and should be home for early summer, according to managers at the hospital where she is being treated.

    Doctors are pleased with Jodie's progress, and have allowed her parents to push her around the Manchester hospital in a carriage. A spokesman for St. Mary's hospital told the BBC that Jodie had been taken for walks around the hospital.

    He said, "She is continuing to recover as expected and is making good progress. Her parents, both Catholic, have been able to take her for walks in the pram around the hospital for several weeks now. Plans to allow or facilitate a return to Malta are ongoing."

    Jodie and Mary's parents had opposed the operation as it would inevitably lead to the death of the weaker twin, Mary. During a court hearing Westminster's Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor appealed for both twins to be allowed to die rather than to active steps that would cause the death of one.

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January 9, 2001
volume 12, no. 9
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