The act of childbirth

…was almost declared pornographic in Zambia:

A Zambian journalist has been acquitted of pornography charges after sending officials pictures of a woman giving birth in a hospital car park.

The incident happened during a nurses’ strike and the baby died. Zambian President Rupiah Banda had described the photos as pornographic.

Chansa Kabwela said she had sent them in protest at the effects of the strike that paralysed the country’s hospitals.

She would have faced a five-year jail sentence if convicted.

The act of childbirth is many things. But it is no more pornographic than it is miraculous.

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