Thursday, April 17, 2008

Abortion and mental illness at Yale

File this under: "How sick can our society get?" An art student at Yale has apparently artificially inseminated herself and then taken abortifacient drugs to produce miscarriage. Not once. Not twice. But multiple times. Why? Here's the kicker...

For an art project!

Don't believe me? Here are the money quotes from the story in the Yale Daily News entitled For senior, abortion a medium for art, political discourse:
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 "fabricators," or donors, of the sperm were not paid for their services, but Shvarts required them to periodically take tests for sexually transmitted diseases. She said she was not concerned about any medical effects the forced miscarriages may have had on her body. The abortifacient drugs she took were legal and herbal, she said, and she did not feel the need to consult a doctor about her repeated miscarriages.

Shvarts declined to specify the number of sperm donors she used, as well as the number of times she inseminated herself....

"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."

The display of Schvarts' project will feature a large cube suspended from the ceiling of a room in the gallery of Green Hall. Schvarts will wrap hundreds of feet of plastic sheeting around this cube; lined between layers of the sheeting will be the blood from Schvarts' self-induced miscarriages mixed with Vaseline in order to prevent the blood from drying and to extend the blood throughout the plastic sheeting.

Schvarts will then project recorded videos onto the four sides of the cube. These videos, captured on a VHS camcorder, will show her experiencing miscarriages in her bathrooom tub, she said. Similar videos will be projected onto the walls of the room.
What else can I say? This young woman is clearly mentally ill. What is most shocking is that there are no adults left on Yale's campus to denounce this vile, ghoulish exhibit, and recommend Ms. Schvarts to the counseling she so desperately needs. Indeed, as this is an art project, we must assume that somewhere, a member of Yale's faculty actually sanctioned it!

What this young woman did isn't art. It's a crime against humanity.

Pray for her. Pray for our country.

1 comment:

Florentius said...

The comments left under this article on the Yale Daily News website are also instructive. Nearly all are condemnatory--even those left by admitted pro-abortion types.

Interestingly, Yale seems to have disabled their comment feature. I tried to post the following and wasn't able:

"Is there no one who can recommend this young woman to a good mental health professional? What she has done is not "art" -- it's a crime. And a cry for help. There will come a day in her life when her soul will agonize over what she has so wantonly done."