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April 17, 2008

Shocking Abortion 'Art Project' Rocks Yale

Topics: Life Issues

Aliza%2BShvarts.JPGVia Gateway Pundit, beginning next Tuesday, in "a new bloody low for the pro-abortionists," Yale art major Aliza Shvarts '08' 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. This incredibly loony liberal says she hopes "it inspires some sort of discourse... ."

By Ruben Obregon (Via ProLifeBlogs)

The Daily Yale has a story about art major Aliza Shvarts, who reportedly impregnated herself multiple times and induced abortions on herself for the sake of her senior project.

According to the Daily Yale, the goal of the project was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body.

"I believe strongly that art should be a medium for politics and ideologies, not just a commodity," Shvarts said. "I think that I'm creating a project that lives up to the standard of what art is supposed to be."
So creating babies with the intention of killing them meets the standards of what art is supposed to be?

To me, this project meets the standard of what insanity is supposed to be.

The insanity doesn't stop with Shvarts - fellow art major Juan Castillo praised this art project from hell:

"I really loved the idea of this project, but a lot other people didn't," Castillo said. "I think that most people were very resistant to thinking about what the project was really about. [The senior-art-project forum] stopped being a conversation on the work itself."
The Reproductive Rights Action League of Yale (RAYL) has no official opinion about the project - which in itself is a position of silent approval. RAYL can't condemn the project because it would contradict the idea that a woman's choice to have an abortion should never be interfered with - a position that is contrary to the very purpose of the group.

Shvarts may have intended to spark debate about art and the body, but instead it has sparked debate about what "choice" really means.

I'll add to Fr. Pavone's "Is this what you mean" campaign with a similar challenge to "pro-choice" politicians: Is this what you mean (Apparently, Yale has taken the site down) when you say you support a woman's right to choose?

As AllahPundit suggests, surely, this can't be real.
... It's too broadly parodic of too many things: the trivialization of abortion, modern art's fascination with effluvium, amoral academic culture justified as a form of faux-profound "consciousness-raising," etc etc etc. All that's missing is some sort of representation of Christ as a gay Nazi." Hey, I didn't think Sex Week at Yale could be real, either.
Yet, as bizarre as it sounds and as disgusting as it is, the project, and the mentally deranged Aliza Shvarts, are in fact - real. And as a commenter at Gateway Pundit offers, "Beyond imagination until you remember that her 'art' is celebrated as a right." And indeed, there is no question as to which political party she supports.

This girl needs a great deal of intense psychological therapy - from someone outside the far-left community in which she has spent waay too much time. I wonder what her parents and rabbi are thinking now!

On the other hand, what does this project say about the university that allowed this (some professor or professors had to have had approved it), and what does this say about the culture that spawned this kind of behavior and attitude about the value of life?

Other coverage ...
Casey Fiano at Wizbang:

... disgusting, this is vile, and I cannot believe that Yale would approve this kind of thing.

Actually, well, yes, I can believe it, but it saddens me. A lot. What is happening on these college campuses? Students seem to pretty much have free reign to do whatever they feel like doing, and there sure won't be any faculty or staff to stop them -- unless, of course, it's involving a conservative viewpoint. As long as it fits into the liberal agenda, then students can do anything, no matter how depraved.

Michelle Malkin:
... It sounds like the sickest kind of Onion parody and perhaps part of it will turn out to be fabrication, but there's no question that Yale art student Aliza Shvarts is a budding left-wing agent provocateur in the grand tradition of piss-peddling, NEA-funded radical Jose Serrano and chocolate-smearing, NEA-sponsored moonbat performer Karen Finley.

The Yale Daily News has the scoop-and assuming it's not a belated April Fools' joke, prepare for some significant donor backlash:

Related: Is Aliza Shvarts art a leftist's weapon against faith and values? (I would say yes)

Posted by Mike in Iraq at April 17, 2008 12:06 PM

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