Viral video shows crying twins at birth illustrate how a unique bond begins in the womb

by Joni B. Hannigan, Editorial Staff |
Lonie Paxton YouTube/SCREEN SHOT

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Christian Examiner) -- Earlier this year a YouTube video of a new mom and dad welcome crying twins into their family went viral with over a million and a half views.

The video, showing two live newborns, is a startling contrast to a horrific video produced by The Center for Medical Progress published yesterday. That video premiers an live interview with an unsuspecting young employee who thought she was getting a job a benign job drawing blood for a living, but ended up working for a lab that extracts body parts from dead aborted babies supplied by Planned Parenthood.

The CMP video careful and briefly shows fetal body parts of aborted babies in an effort to expose Planned Parenthood for what CMP alleges is the government funded organization's involvement in profiting from the sale of fetal remains, a charge they deny.

While the crying twin video has drawn such comments as "adorable," "excellent," and "beautiful" – the CMP video has drawn remarks including "sad," "barbaric," and "nauseous."

"I was on the fence about abortion until I saw this," one person commented. His commented was given a "thumbs up" by 167 other YouTube users.

The video of the twins, Leonidas Rylan and Reese Carvan, who were born March 27, 2012, was filmed by their dad, Lonie Paxton, former long snapper for the NFL Broncos. He filmed the vide with a GoPro, and it has been reposted to YouTube several times.

Paxton made the news when he missed a big game to be with his wife Meghan for the delivery, according to the Denver Post.

"Twins share more than just the same visual experience," says a comment on "Crazy Vines."

The Paxton Twins | Lonie Paxton LinkedIn

"[W]ithout being experts, we'd say that it comes to prove that it starts while already in the womb," the comment continues.

In the 2:39 minute video, each twin is born via what appears to be a c-section and is crying loudly until they are finally placed together in a bassinet.

At least one person believes it is the bonding the twins experience in the womb that sets up what happens next: "This is why when the newborn baby emerged, he was restless and wouldn't stop crying until his twin sister was by his side safely."

An article in the Daily Mail quotes London-based obstetrician Professor Stuart Campbell, pioneer of 4D scans in Britain, who completed the scans for documentary for National Geographic.

"It was fascinating to see the babies in more detail than ever before," Campbell said. "I was amazed at the detail in the faces - smiles, blinking - and the interaction between multiple [fetuses]."