For senior, abortion a medium for art, political discourse
Yale art major Aliza Shvarts spent nine months artificially inseminating herself then using herbal concoctions to induce abortions. She captured these Kodak moment on video, along with the blood (and presumably the dead embryos), and has used them to put together an "art" project.
The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body.
No, the goal was to attract as much attention as possible. Which she has done. If there was a Nobel Prize for Media Whore, this chick would win it, hands-down.
(It's interesting, BTW, that both Shvarts and the Yale student paper refer to her deliberate abortions as "miscarriages". Why is it that people who have no problem with the act of abortion have such a hard time with the word?)
The Yale paper will probably nuke the article as soon as it draws enough disgust, so I saved it. Let me know if you need a copy. You can also read a portion on National Review Online.
PS. I googled this chick. She has also contributed an essay about her first period to a web site somebody started just for collecting such stories. I guess menstruating lost its fascination once the novelty wore off and she had to up the ante somehow.