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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/19/08
This may be the most disgusting and disturbing news article I've ever read.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351608,00.html


A Yale student who claims she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" and then took drugs to induce miscarriages for her senior art project says she will showcase the stomach-turning display next week — complete with her own blood samples and videos from the terminated possible pregnancies.

The story of art major Aliza Shvarts' upcoming exhibit, which the Yale Daily News broke Thursday, has sparked widespread disgust and outrage.

"It’s clearly depraved. I think the poor woman has got some major mental problems," said National Right to Life Committee President Wanda Franz. "She’s a serial killer. This is just a horrible thought."

Critics on campus have said the display sounds like a shock-and-awe look at the highly sensitive issue of abortion and called it a sick stunt to get attention. The abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America also condemned the exhibit.

"This 'project' is offensive and insensitive to the women who have suffered the heartbreak of miscarriage," said NARAL's communication director Ted Miller in a statement.

But Shvarts said the goal of the project is to encourage debate and discussion about the connection between art and the human body.

"I hope it inspires some sort of discourse," Shvarts, whose age was withheld, told Yale's newspaper. "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."


Yea, bullshit! There's no way anyone could be this clueless.


The exhibit will be on public display from April 22 to May 1 at Yale's Holcombe T. Green Jr. Hall. Shvarts will be honored at a reception April 25.


UPDATE

Turns out this is a "hoax" that she's attempting to pass off as "performance art."

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hvahaxQa3oRSJqBeqVTY3oJlGJMQD903VVSO0

I don't really care that it's a hoax. Just the idea of doing this is almost as bad as actually doing it. From the article:


Groups both for and against abortion rights expressed outrage over the affair.

Ted Miller, a spokesman for NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the concept offensive and "not a constructive addition to the debate over reproductive rights."

Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, an anti-abortion group, said his anger was not mitigated by the fact that Shvarts was never pregnant.

"I'm astounded by this woman's callousness," he said. "There are thousands of women in this country who are dealing with the pain of having had an abortion, with the trauma of having suffered a miscarriage. For her to make light of that for her own purposes is just beyond words."


I also wonder if this means that people can perform other hoaxes, like calling in bomb threats, and call that performance art too?

UPDATE2

Ok, so now the student is claiming this isn't a hoax.

http://yaledailynews.com/articles/view/24528


But Shvarts reiterated Thursday that she repeatedly use a needleless syringe to insert semen into herself. At the end of her menstrual cycle, she took abortifacient herbs to induce bleeding, she said. She said she does not know whether or not she was ever pregnant.

.No one can say with 100-percent certainty that anything in the piece did or did not happen,. Shvarts said, .because the nature of the piece is that it did not consist of certainties..

This afternoon, Shvarts showed the News footage from tapes she plans to play at the exhibit. The tapes depict Shvarts . sometimes naked, sometimes clothed . alone in a shower stall bleeding into a cup.


Stupid attention ho.
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I would like to see this exhibit, as it is one that is unlikely to duplicated. I do not see why you are upset. as these were just fetuses. It is not like they were sentient humans.
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Wow this is crazy- Using yourself for an experiment.
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OMG! I can't believe someone would do that! But now that I think about it there are a lot of strange people in this world, willing to do anything....!
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That is the most disgusting thing I've ever heard of.
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Very sick and wrong. Inducing semination and miscarriage is so ethically wrong. Even if you are pro choice, it mocks the female body and puts lightly to miscarriages (which to some people can be devastating)
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Very sick and wrong. Inducing semination and miscarriage is so ethically wrong. Even if you are pro choice, it mocks the female body and puts lightly to miscarriages (which to some people can be devastating)


um...way to just repeat what the quotes said .. What a loser >.>

Anyhow, this is really..odd..in my opinion. Imagine how bored she must've been to even consider doing this haha
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So what if I agree with the quotes? I have a right to that opinion. It means I read the article and thought about it. I do think what she is doing is sick and wrong.
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so what is she doing with the miscarriaged babies?
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I woulda laughed if the miscarrige medicine didn't work and she ends up with some random guys baby. Or had to walk around pregnant for a while before getting an abortion.
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^^^ Really? All she has to do is repent. Then god forgives her 100% Or at least thats my understanding.
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I would like to see this exhibit, as it is one that is unlikely to duplicated. I do not see why you are upset. as these were just fetuses. It is not like they were sentient humans.

I fail to see things in such a black-and-white manner. Let me guess that you probably think something is only a fetus up until the second before the woman goes into labor, or the second before it's born?

Even though I tend to be pro-choice, I support reasonable limits on abortion. Even if an early term fetus isn't a human (and this is hardly agreed upon by people), it clearly has a strong causal tie to a real human life. To treat such a thing in so trivial a manner is absolutely disgusting.

So again, even if a fetus is not a full human, it's part human and deserving of much more respect than this. The woman who did this, or claims to have done it (who knows if she's just lying for media attention) is a sociopath. It is absolutely not physiologically normal for a woman to think of pregnancy with absolutely no emotion like this.
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HOLY SHIT!
this girl is messed up even though I would like to see it.

I believe abortion is wrong wrong wrong, even though i have some doubts and people have free will, but this is like wtf?!
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YouAreDumb wrote:
I would like to see this exhibit, as it is one that is unlikely to duplicated. I do not see why you are upset. as these were just fetuses. It is not like they were sentient humans.

I fail to see things in such a black-and-white manner. Let me guess that you probably think something is only a fetus up until the second before the woman goes into labor, or the second before it's born?
You guessed it! Give the man a prize.



Even though I tend to be pro-choice, I support reasonable limits on abortion. Even if an early term fetus isn't a human (and this is hardly agreed upon by people), it clearly has a strong causal tie to a real human life. To treat such a thing in so trivial a manner is absolutely disgusting.

So again, even if a fetus is not a full human, it's part human and deserving of much more respect than this. The woman who did this, or claims to have done it (who knows if she's just lying for media attention) is a sociopath. It is absolutely not physiologically normal for a woman to think of pregnancy with absolutely no emotion like this.


The issue of abortion has nothing to do with humanity, sentience, or personhood. I do not give a crap if the fetus is fully self aware when it is aborted. Abortion is about the power to stop someone from using your body without your consent, and limits on it are limits to a fundamental human right. The right of every person to control their own body is far more important to me than the life of a worthless non sentient. Why spend time crying about some worthless non sentient when there millions of people with aids, people killing each other in senseless wars, and a host of other far more serious problems. I really can not bring myself to care in the slightest.
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