Chicago Mom In Labour Stops To Vote Before Heading To The Hospital

When a Chicago mom went into labour on Tuesday morning she wasn’t going to let that keep her from casting her vote.

Pregnant with her first child, Galicia Malone’s water broke at 3 a.m., but she held off going to the hospital until she was able to go to her polling place and vote.

“I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” she told CBS Chicago “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter.”

With her contractions 5 minutes apart Galicia worked her way through the ballot and then drove herself to the hospital.

“I was just trying to read and breathe, read and breathe,” she said. “That’s what I kept telling myself, ‘Read and breathe, read and breathe.”

She calls it a milestone day; her first vote and her first child.

“If only all voters showed such determination to vote,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a statement. “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.”

While there is no word on when her baby was delivered, we wish her luck!


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