Liberal Arts and liberal/Liberal Democrats have no correlation. If they were I would not be in support the former in any means. - One is an area of study, another is a political ideology. There are plenty of musicians, filmmakers, and artists that fall on the right side of the political spectrum. Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will, Prussian Blue, Christian Rock artists, Hitler (as a failing artist), extremist propaganda etc. are not liberals by any means despite their works being considered products of “liberal arts.”
In any case, Shock value =/= Art by any means. There are so many things that I could list right now that break today’s modern moral code and “spark conversation and debate” that would not be defined as “art” by any means, despite being so repulsive as they are.
The proponents of pro-life argue that destroying a fetus means killing a living being that will inevitably become fully conscious and productive human being. A sperm and egg cell standing alone does not guarantee the birth of a functional human being- in fact, more likely than not they’ll be produced by the body and die – but a human zygote and fetus almost always assures this.