A pregnant Irish woman mid-labor put back on her clothes and headed from the hospital this morning to cast her yes vote.
As the thousands of Irish immigrants flooding into the country over the last few days are applauded for the massive efforts they’ve made in coming #HomeToVote, there are those who still reside in the country who must also be praised for the enormous lengths they have gone to in ensuring they vote, no matter what.
And among them is the partner of Páraic Ó Súilleabháin, a pregnant Irish woman who was mid-labor in the hospital when she decided to ditch the PJs and head out to the polling station in case she was to miss out on her opportunity to vote.
Well my badass of a partner decided mid induction in her pjs to get to the polling station from the labour ward to vote. Hopefully the baby won't be born in the station! #emotionalday @Together4yes #Repeal8th #repeal #8thAmendment #TogetherForYes #together4Yes— Páraic Ó Súilleabháin (@Paraic_O_S) May 25, 2018
Ó Suilleacbháin posted a video of her walking in the polling station on Twitter applauding his “badass of a partner” and joking that he hoped the baby wouldn’t be “born in the station.”
I got permission to post the video! pic.twitter.com/hB7e1j7yNZ— Páraic Ó Súilleabháin (@Paraic_O_S) May 25, 2018
Many Twitter users were full of praise for the pregnant woman for leaving her own labor to cast her vote to repeal the eighth amendment and make Ireland’s abortion laws more liberal:
Wow. She is amazing! (best of luck today....that'll be a story to tell for years to come)— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) May 25, 2018
Respect!! Congrats as well! :) pic.twitter.com/3aWnMpeK9T— Kirk Loco (@rickkool) May 25, 2018
She’s a legend! Hope all goes well.— Sarah Walsh (@Sarahcrwbl) May 25, 2018
WARRIOR WOMAN <3 wish her a safe delivery <3— Lany Smiles (@Lanysmiles) May 25, 2018
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