Twins, Conjoined Attard

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Twins, Conjoined Attard Gender: F
Gracie and Rosie
born on 8 August 2000 at 15:33 (= 3:33 PM )
Place Manchester, England, 53n30, 2w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°20' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°05'


British-born conjoined twins delivered by Caesarean section and joined at the abdomen with their spines fused. Gracie was the stronger of the girls. Doctors wanted to separate the girls to save Gracie but doing so would likely result in Rosie's death. The girls' parents refused citing their religious beliefs. Medical personnel appealed to the court system which ruled against the parents, but the parents continued to refuse. Finally, after an appeals court ruled again against the parents' wishes, the Attards consented.

At 9:00 AM on November 7, 2000, surgeons began separating the twins in a procedure that lasted until midnight. At ten past midnight on November 8th, Rosie died. Gracie has thrived. The parents are from Gozo, an island off the coast of Malta. They were able to return with their baby Gracie in June 2001.


  • Health : Medical procedure 7 November 2000 at 09:00 AM in Manchester (Separation surgery began)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Sibling 8 November 2000 at 12:02 AM in Manchester (Rosie, one of the twins)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes news reports


  • Personal : Birth : Cesarean
  • Personal : Birth : Conjoined twins
  • Personal : Birth : Infant mortality