Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pro-choice Yalies must be proud

She says she didn't do it for shock value, or to scandalize, and I believe it. Nothing pro-choice people do shocks me anymore. Seen at James Taranto's column, April 17
    Blood and Ivy
    The Yale Daily News reports on what can only be described as a sick joke:

    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. . . . 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." . . .

    Shvarts emphasized that she is not ashamed of her exhibition, and she has become increasingly comfortable discussing her miscarriage experiences with her peers.
Women abort babies for lots of reasons--they don't like the daddy, it's not a good time, mama told them to, or they're on a power trip. Why not abort for art? Maybe this could be like that shoe exhibit for murdered Jews--sort of a memorial to the 50 million legally aborted babies in the U.S. (I'm not sure of the number--sort of lost track after 30,000,000). Imagine what her parents must be feeling--"We paid over $100,000 for this?" Or her instructors. "Was it something I said?"

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