This Woman Was in Labor & Still Voted -- & Now Deserves All the Stickers

Voting is important. You know that and we know that, but we also all know it's kind of an inconvenience -- you have to wake up early or leave work for an hour or drag your kids before school, and it's just not in line with your normal routine. But look, guys: If this woman found the time to vote while she was in labor, you can find the time to vote, too.


Soshy Adelstein was due to give birth on November 8 (Election Day!), so she and her husband, Max Brandel, were planning to vote early since they didn't know how long they'd be stuck in the hospital after Soshy gave birth. 

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But of course it didn't go as planned (it never does, does it?) and Soshy went into labor early -- sometime around 11 a.m. on November 4, according to the Huffington Post. Knowing they'd be stuck if their hospital stay was more than a few days, the couple swung by their local clerk's office in Boulder, Colorado, and filled out their ballots.


At this point, her contractions were seven to 10 minutes apart, poor woman. But she and her husband dropped off their ballots, posed for a quick pic, and headed off to the hospital.

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And then sometime around 1 a.m. on November 5, Bella Rose "Rosey" Brandel was born. (Perhaps like Rosie the Riveter?) And she's beautiful, indeed.

Thanks to her parents' blue votes in a swing state, this baby girl should have a bright future. And she should also serve as a reminder that there's really, really no excuse for not voting -- not even labor.


Image via Alexandru Nika/Shutterstock

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