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Despite the attention they got when they were younger, the ladies live extremely low-profile lives today. (Photo Credit: Mountain Views Public Schools) Conjoined twins are already extremely rare — occurring just once in every 189,000 births by some estimation — but Abby and Brittany are dicephalic parapagus twins (meaning they have two heads, but one torso), which make up only 11 percent of those conjoined twins.

They have double the organs for the top half of their body — meaning two hearts, four lungs, two stomachs — but share many of their bottom half, including their set of reproductive organs.

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As one of their friends points out on the show, they are stared at and commented upon, constantly.

We are, in many respects, "as is"; and much of our happiness and contentment comes from making peace with that, as Abby and Brittany so beautifully exemplify.

In 2012, conjoined twin expert Alice Dregar broke it down for “Based on what we know about the significant variability of one conjoined twin to feel a body part (e.g., an arm) that putatively 'belongs’ to the other twin, it’s hard to guess how any conjoinment will turn out in practice.

Nerves, muscles, hormones, and psychology all probably factor in to who feels what …

While their sexuality is none of my business, and I apologize to them for using them to make a point, I do think that their biological reality creates a significant teachable or learnable moment for us, as we confront issues of the rights of individuals to our sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and equality under the law, including marriage.

We all span the spectrum of human variation in our physiology and our chemical make-ups.

So, again, with apologies to Brittany and Abby for appropriating them for my argument; who would dare to decree curtailing their rights, with respect to their sexuality and to the creation of their own adult loving family?

They have clearly faced life's challenges, with their two lovely faces, seemingly smiling, more often than not; growing beautifully into adulthood.

There are naturally gentle men, naturally assertive women.

Among heterosexuals, some have the capacity to procreate, others cannot conceive or carry children, have low sperm counts, or low sex drives.

If they choose to do so, they deserve to marry the partner, or partners, of their choice.

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