Kill Mary to Save Jodie?

In a sad story of conjoined twins, a British court must resolve a case that pits parents against doctors

The distraught parents visit St. Mary's Hospital in Manchester, England, almost every day, crying over and comforting a baby they fear God plans to take from them. Or is it two babies? Their child, born on Aug. 8, is conjoined twins--two lives joined at a circular pelvis. One twin, called Mary in court papers to protect the family's anonymity, has a flaccid, useless heart, no working lungs and an underdeveloped brain. She can suck, kick and open one eye but may not have consciousness. Her bodymate Jodie is "bright, alert, sparkling...very much a 'with-it' sort of baby," say doctors who testified...

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