A Hoax!!!!!

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We don’t know if this is genius or some fucked up shit in the head!

Reports confirm that Aliza Shvarts‘s abortion project was one elaborate joke.

Fugface pranked us!

The Yale art student could not be reached for comment…and the AP really tried to get a hold of her!

Abortion Girl’s phone number was disconnected and she did not respond to e-mails or a knock knock on the door at the address listed for her in the campus directory in New Haven.

She’s probably gonna be in hiding for a while!

Her parents must be SO proud.

Yale University released the following statement about their crafty student, who lied to the school paper, whose article sparked this whole controversy.

Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials. She stated to three senior Yale University officials today, including two deans, that she did not impregnate herself and that she did not induce any miscarriages. The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body.

She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art.

Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.

Groups both for and against abortion rights actually agreed on something—that Shavarts’ project was outrageous and completely out of line.

Ted Miller, a spokesman for NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the concept offensive and “not a constructive addition to the debate over reproductive rights.”

Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, an anti-abortion group, said his anger was not mitigated by the fact that Shvarts was never pregnant.

“I’m astounded by this woman’s callousness,” he said. “There are thousands of women in this country who are dealing with the pain of having had an abortion, with the trauma of having suffered a miscarriage. For her to make light of that for her own purposes is just beyond words.”

At the end of the day, Abortion Girl accomplished her mission: she got people talking.

But…..

Was it worth it???????

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Apr 18, 2008 9:09am PDT

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