These Twins May be Conjoined, But They Know They’re Beautiful

Tatiana and Christa are amazing. They can see through each other’s eyes and they totally support each other physically and emotionally. But what makes them truly unique is that they know they are absolutely beautiful and filled with dignity.

Tatiana and Krista Hogan, age five, are conjoined at the head.  Because they share brain tissue, and because Krista is partially dependent upon Tatiana’s heart for adequate blood supply, they cannot be surgically separated.  Overall, however, the girls have enjoyed good health, reaching their developmental milestones on schedule.

Mother Felicia Simms learned of her daughters’ condition at five months’ gestation, and refused to consider an abortion.  She has received anonymous hate mail for choosing life.

“They called the girls freaks,” she told the Daily Mail in 2010.  “The nameless letters said that I should never have had them.”

The pro-life group Secular Pro-Life released a short video about them in 2012.

Secular Pro-Life president Kelsey Hazzard expressed her hopes that the video would benefit the family.

“Fortunately, the girls are too young to have understood those hateful messages,” she said.  “But that won’t last forever, and they are inevitably growing up in the public eye.  This video is a way for the family to say, ‘These sweet girls have a right to be here, and they’ve always had a right to be here.’  Hopefully people will start to think before they speak.”

“Despite all the propaganda to the contrary, pro-lifers care deeply about the welfare of all vulnerable people, not only those not yet born,” Hazzard said.  “But pro-lifers are understandably cautious about where their money goes, and in recent months the Komen scandal has intensified that concern. connects pro-lifers to a range of charities that they can feel good about supporting.”

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