British Member of Parliament Postponed Baby Birth to Vote on Brexit deal
Tulip Siddiq, a British Member of Parliament for Labor who ordinarily should have given birth by Caesarean section, has postponed the operation to be still able to vote on the Brexit deal.
“If my son comes to the world a day later, but that world is one in which the chance of a strong relationship between Great Britain and Europe is greater, then it is worth it,” she says.
The 36-year-old Tulip Siddiq is one of the 256 members of parliament for Labor. On the recommendation of her doctor, she had scheduled a Caesarean for today to give birth to her second child, but that was beyond Prime Minister Theresa May.
She would first present her Brexit agreement to parliament on 11 December but postponed the vote until today.
Siddiq absolutely wants to cast her vote on the Brexit agreement and has therefore postponed her caesarean to Thursday, she says. The woman will have to be transported to parliament with a wheelchair because she has gestational diabetes.
“If my son comes to the world a day later than the doctors had advised, but the world is one in which the chance of a strong relationship between Britain and Europe is greater, then it is worth it,” she says herself…