Woman in Suburban Chicago Votes on the Way to the Hospital to Give Birth

Woman in Suburban Chicago Votes on the Way to the Hospital to Give Birth

We don't want to hear anyone complain about voting again. A pregnant woman in the Chicago suburb of Dolton stopped to vote on her way to the hospital to give birth yesterday. 21-year-old Galicia Malone visited the New Life Celebration Church (ironic name, huh?) to cast her vote, when her water broke. She went into labor at 3 a.m. CST when she arrived at the polling place, but refused to go to the hospital until she had voted.

“I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” she said. “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter," she told  told WBBM-AM and FM. Once she finished voting, she drove herself to South Suburban Hospital. That's dedication, folks.

[via Chicagoist]

Tags: illinois, galicia-malone, voting
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