Ivy League Student Induces Miscarriages In The Name Of Art!

Check this story out. Aliza Shvarts is a senior at Yale, majoring in Art. For her senior art project she has been documenting “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.” Yeah. Let me just say that while I love art, I don’t really get this kind of modern, political, conceptual stuff, but Shvarts says, “I believe strongly that art should be a medium for politics and ideologies, not just a commodity. I think that I’m creating a project that lives up to the standard of what art is supposed to be.” Now, I think it goes without saying that if you’re Anti-Choice, you’re gonna find her art project pretty darn offensive, but what if you’re Pro-Choice? I emailed my mom, because she was an art major in college and is a successful painter, not to mention Pro-Choice. She said, “It makes me feel sick. She is utterly amoral or she is ill.” I was kind of surprised that was my mom’s response, but it did get me thinking that if you are pro-choice, how far does that belief extend? That it’s really okay to do whatever you want to your body? It seems to me that she’s really making a mockery of what is a really difficult decision — having an abortion — in order to get a lot of attention. I hope you’ll give The Frisky your thoughts in the comments. [Yale Daily News]

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