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Pregnant Woman Votes While In Labor

PUBLISHED ON 11/06/2012

Today, millions across America cast their vote for  the next president, and many of us will complain about the long lines and confusing process. But how about doing it while having labor contractions?

When Galicia Malone, a Chicago mom-to-be, went into labor this morning, she grabbed her hospital bag and rushed to the nearest polling place. As a 21-year-old, this was Galicia's first chance to vote in the presidential election, and she wasn't going to miss it. NBC Chicago reports that when she arrived, her water had broken and her contractions were five minutes apart.

Many locals were impressed with Galicia's determination and patriotism, especially Cook County Clerk David Orr.

"If only all voters showed such determination to vote," Orr said. "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."

Congrats and kudos to the new mom!

Would you make sure to vote — even if you were in labor?

PHOTO: Photo Credit: NBC