Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yale Senior 'Induced Abortions On Herself' For Art Project

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.


Blogger FairestWitness said...

Donal, there are no words in any language to describe how evil this is. This woman needs to be prosecuted for .... something. And locked up for the rest of her life, she's an animal.

7:28 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

This is truly the only article I ever read that started me crying, but it sure did. I--truly--have never heard of anything worse.

7:45 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Has anyone been able to verify that she's telling the truth? This story is just so heinous, that it's hard to believe. What a sick mind. How could anyone think this is art? How could Yale allow this exhibit? Good God, I am sick.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If she'd had the decency and tact to say she was doing this in the interests of science instead of art, there might be at least a rationale for it. As it is, Ms. Shvarts (Is that maybe a cutesy-poo, smartypants spelling of Schwartz?) has only succeeded in showing that she is heartless, conscienceless and a moral imbecile.

Could anyone stoop any lower to get attention?

I doubt it.

8:54 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Well, FW, it was reported on by the Yale Daily News, or some such--and the reporter has a byline--I'd assume they, too, found it over-the-top and checked it thoroughly.

Better I should say I hope it's NOT true; I wish it was a gaffe.

8:58 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

I think the story is on the level, Donal. I went to the Yale website. Isn't it .... I don't know what it is. I am so very, very, very ..... sad.

9:00 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Donal, I have emailed the President of Yale Unversity, Richard C. Levin, the Association of Yale Alumni and President Bush, since he graduated from Yale Univerity to protest this display. I've urged Dr. Levin to remove it. I haven't heard a word back from anyone, save the auto reply from the White House.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading this breaks my heart. WHY? is it found necessary to KILL a "baby"for any reason. Unless this girl asks G*D to forgive her for the murder she has commited, she will burn in Hell. She is very sick and needs professional help before she kills again! We need to pray for her.

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Hi, Ma. Apparently it was several abortions!
We have veered off the road to barbarism and taken the wrong turn off the cliff!
The hideous thing is, Yale was one of the universities originally started to teach and train pastors and missionaries of the Word, to Glorify G* far we have fallen!


3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is G*D?

I thought his name was GOD.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this young lady might figure out a way to cut her own head off... kind of a statement against Islamofacism or something, do you think? Johnnymac.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Check out this pdf file on Aliza Shvarts. She was the valecdictorian at her high school.

Some good citizen she is four years later, huh? **snerk**

Shvarts claimes that her concept was not designed for shock value. So, I guess that she's following her perverting heart and putting this terrible blot on her soul because she WANTS to do so. Gag!

4:32 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ANONYMOUS CRITICIZER My good posters can indicate God anyway they want to. They don't need you to offer your petty criticism meant to infer only that you're better than they are. Keep your comments about my posters to yourself.

It's a pity that the article didn't seem to rate a constructive comment from you--only mindless griping. Please post elsewhere.

8:22 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

This is an incredibly disturbing story; and it is NOT art!

10:22 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

No, it isn't art, Chomp. In fact, it follows closely one of the communist dictates on how to bring down America, And ugly art is one way. Check points #22 and 23.
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Drudge Report. Indicates Shvarts's story is a hoax.

1:34 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

That's Yale talking(in fear of losing all that lovely alumni money), Shvart's has come out and refutted the Yale statement!


2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shvarts, Yale clash over project

Zachary Abrahamson, Thomas Kaplan and Martine Powers

Staff Reporters
Published Friday, April 18, 2008

Aliza Shvarts .08 was never impregnated. She never miscarried. The sweeping outrage on blogs across the country was apparently for naught . at least according to the University.

As the news of her supposed senior art project chronicling a year of self-induced miscarriages was greeted with widespread shock on campus and elsewhere, the Davenport College senior traded barbs with Yale officials on Thursday over a project she described as an exhibit documenting a nine-month process during which she claimed to have artificially inseminated herself as often as possible. while periodically inducing miscarriages.

But while Shvarts stood by her project and claimed that administrators had backed her before the planned exhibition attracted national condemnation, the University dismissed it as nothing more than a piece of fiction.

The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman's body. Yale spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said in a written statement Thursday afternoon.

Klasky said Shvarts told Yale College Dean Peter Salovey and two other senior officials Thursday that she neither impregnated herself nor induced any miscarriages. Rather, the entire episode, including a press release describing the exhibition released Wednesday, was nothing more than performance art, Klasky said.

She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art, Klasky said. Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.

But in an interview later Thursday afternoon, Shvarts defended her work and called the University.s statement ultimately inaccurate. She reiterated that she engaged in the nine-month process she publicized on Wednesday in a press release that was first reported in the News: repeatedly using a needleless syringe to insert semen into herself, then taking abortifacient herbs at the end of her menstrual cycle to induce bleeding. Thursday evening, in a tour of her art studio, she shared with the News video footage she claimed depicted her attempts at self-induced miscarriages.

No one can say with 100-percent certainty that anything in the piece did or did not happen, Shvarts said, adding that she does not know whether she was ever pregnant. The nature of the piece is that it did not consist of certainties. . . .

Rest of article appears at

5:45 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Perpetrating a hoax like this is as bad as the actual deeds Aliza Shvarts said she'd accomplished. What a sick, disgusting mind this sorry excuse for a woman has. She should be expelled!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

Oh it was all a publicity stunt, DONAL. Don't go all high and mighty.

Complete fake and you fell for it like a good right winger.

11:41 AM  

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