Yale Senior 'Induced Abortions On Herself' For Art Project
By Martine Powers
Art major Aliza Shvarts 08 wants to make a statement.
Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself as often as possible while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.
The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body. But her project has already provoked more than just debate, inciting, for instance, outcry at a forum for fellow senior art majors held last week. And when told about Shvarts project, students on both ends of the abortion debate have expressed shock saying the project does everything from violate moral code to trivialize abortion.
But Shvarts insists her concept was not designed for shock value.
"I hope it inspires some sort of discourse" Shvarts said. Sure, some people will be upset with the message and will not agree with it, but it's not the intention of the piece to scandalize anyone.
This is the product of 40 years of liberal/leftist nonsense thinking. Someone please tell this girl that mercifully few classes at our higher institutions are supposed to result in the label of 'murderer'. I don't give a damn who it 'scandalizes'; I'm thinking of the lives she created purposely to kill.