Woman Goes Into Labor While Voting

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
November 5, 2008 9:26pm CST
This woman really wanted to exercise her right to vote! I am pregnant. I don't think I could have done this. She went into labor while she was voting yesterday, she was rushed to the hospital but insisted on going back to finish casting her vote. DO you think this was too extreme? They took her back! http://www.hollyscoop.com/politics/woman-goes-into-labor-while-voting_18313.aspx
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Now that is one dedicated voter. I hope for her sake the person she voted for won. I think I would have just gone to the hospital and said forget it about voting.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
6 Nov 08
That she is. I just read the link. You would think someone would have let her cut in line so she could vote then go to the hospital. As the others stated I do hope her dedication to the vote was worthwhile.
@loxion (1551)
• India
6 Nov 08
Wow, she wanted to fullfil her desire to vote for her favourite president to be, sonud like she had some positive affection with whom she wanted to vote for. maybe is she could name the baby after the person she vote for, maybe that could remind her of what happend when her vote helped a certain person in becoming the next president of tha country. lol
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Wow. That is very weird. I bet she felt embarrassed at the time it had happened. That is a birth to never forget LOL.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Nah, that's too extreme for something that doesn't really have any bearing at all. I mean, 1 vote? Come on, I wouldn't risk my baby for that. It's not like I don't have an excuse not to vote plus, the polls are not really what we say 'close' at the counting, the gap between two parties are way way large. So why risk, right? Well, it's just me, I'm not fascinated for her heroic efforts, if that's what they want to call it. I'm sure hoping she didn't vote for McCain, if so, then that would really be depressing. =)
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• United States
5 Dec 08
Ah.. I guess statistically speaking it is bound to happen to someone.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
6 Nov 08
This election was one of the most important ones in American history. The fate of our country depended on the outcome, and I probably would have done the same thing as her. I would have wanted to make sure my vote was placed, not that it made a difference in the end.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Wow now talk about being dedicated to voting I am not sure I would have been able to do so with m mind on the birthing of my baby. Did she have baby then go back or go back after she was check out for how far dilated? Sorry answering from email as usual.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I guess it is a lil bit weird and absurd seeing a pregnant woman so eager to vote... but who are we to stop her. If that is what she wishes to, then it is what she is entitled to do so... as per her right as a human person, and as a right as a citizen of the United States of America. So for me, I totally respect her! :) Even I admire her...
• United States
6 Nov 08
This woman was better than I would have been. I probably would have tried to finish voting before going to the hospital!!! Seriously though, even though this sounds extreme, to me its understandable. She had the opportunity to be a part of the most important Presidential Election we have had since the depression; and an election that will go down in history as the mark of change for the US (well, at least I believe). As long as she was healthy enough to go, the baby was taken care of by the hospital, so I see no reason to think this is exceptionally extreme.