Chicago woman in labor stops to vote, before going to the hospital to give birthBy Angel Cuala on Nov 7, 2012 in International, Lifestyle, Politics, United States •
An Illinois woman in labor stops to vote first on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Election Day, before going to the hospital to give birth. Galicia Malone of Dolton, in Chicago, reportedly decided to cast her vote despite contractions were coming every five minutes.
Image Credit: Cook County Clerk’S Office
As reported at CBS Chicago on Tuesday morning, Malone, 21, who is pregnant with her first baby, began her labor at around 3 a.m. that morning and left her house to go to the hospital. But on her way, she decided to stop at Precinct 75 of New Life Celebration Church in Dolton and fulfilled her civil rights to vote.
According to the report of WBBM Newsradio‘s Regine Schlesinger, it is the first time for the very pregnant woman to vote and was very eager to vote first before she gives birth. She later talked to the reporter after she finished voting.
“I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life. And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter. I was just trying to read and breathe, read and breathe. That’s what I kept telling myself, ‘Read and breathe, read and breathe.'” Malone said.
“If only all voters showed such determination to vote. My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter.” Cook County Clerk David Orr was quoted in a statement.
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