This story was published by the Yale Daily News today. In a nutshell it is about a woman artist who artificially inseminated herself numerous times over a nine month period while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her goal was to spark conversation and debate about the relationship between art and the human body. Phooey!
This is insane.
She used donor sperm from men who presumably knew what she was doing. There are so many things wrong with this little art project I can’t even begin to list them all.
Let me say that I believe abortion should be legal. I like to think that I would never have one but I have not been in a situation where it was considered. I was lucky. I don’t know any woman who has had an abortion who made the decision easily and without considerable struggle.
I’m sure this will spark a debate between the pro choicers and pro lifers. Though I’m not sure which argument it helps or hurts. I’d like to know why the teacher approved this project. I’m also curious to know if the woman experienced any joy upon learning she had a life growing inside of her and if she felt grief when she extinguished that life.
Obviously she has little regard for her own body and also of her offspring. It seems to me a crime has been committed here.