When I first read this story I honestly thought is was some kind of sick joke, like something out of The Onion.
I have often said nothing shocks me anymore, and I keep getting proven wrong.
Aliza Shvarts, an art major at Yale University is using abortion as part of her senior art project. She is not just using abortion, but her own purposefully induced abortions. Shvarts artificially inseminated herself as often as possible over a nine month period of time. During that time she would take abortifacient drugs to induce "miscarriages." Shvarts did all of this in the name of art, as she will display video recordings of her "miscarriages" along with blood samples in her project.
Students from both, pro-life and pro-choice groups on campus say their groups have taken no official position on the project. One student from the pro-life group did call it "surprising" and unethical.
How far is "too far"? I have to ask. I have to believe that even some of the most adamantly pro-choice people in this country would find this to be despicable. This world is going further and further down a road of total disregard for human life and it seems to have no end in sight. With stories like this one, and the fight in British Parliament to allow half animal - half human embryos to be made for stem cell research, will we finally say "stop"?
If this does anything, it gives us more resolve to continue the work we are doing at Stand True to bring an end to this culture of death. We know that we have a monstrous battle ahead of us, but we will not waiver or give up until every human person is protected and the sanctity of human life is restored.
You can read the full article from the Yale Daily News here - http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/24513
For Christ I Stand,
Bryan Kemper - firstname.lastname@example.org