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In Case of Emergency...
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Published: October 5, 2008
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Full title: "In Case of Emergency, Break Glass."

This is satirizing the "inconvenience" unborn life places on women in Western society, and the relative convenience our country has provided in disposing of that life.

Painter X, Photoshop CS3

Older concept version here: [link]
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Diamond-master18's avatar
I don't get the idea or is it a joke?
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uberbomb's avatar
uberbomb|Hobbyist General Artist
sad and true but is a beautiful draw you make here .... have more like these in your gallery ?
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hrwilliams's avatar
hrwilliams|Professional Writer
Well said.
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JNRedmon's avatar
This is probably the most accurate summation of abortion I've ever seen.
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Grimmjow-thesexta's avatar
Look on the bright side; We can easily play God at this point. With any luck, we'll soon wipe ourselves out, and become little more than a perverted hate-filled stain on Earth's past.
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Ommuhels's avatar
Abortion = Murder.

It's very simple.
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trogzee's avatar
So POWERFUL yet still MUMMZ choice :)
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CitrusEucalyptus|Professional General Artist
No words for this.
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rikise's avatar
rikise|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous and so meaningful.
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gvcci-hvcci's avatar
kill the little freeloaders 
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LucifertheCat666's avatar
WAIT WUT
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MysteryOfMusic24's avatar
Great drawing!
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ThePsiFiles's avatar
ThePsiFiles|Hobbyist Writer
This is such a powerful and well-executed image. I really like it.
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Wailore|Hobbyist General Artist
Against abortion, but... What about rape babies? <women and girls should be able to abort rape babies, it was never their choice.>
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mousecopper|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing you're against abortion because it kills a human child. So, I'm also going to assume that murder is the primary issue of abortion. So, if you abort a child concieved out of rape, is that child not human? Are you not still killing a human being, a human being who has the right to life. Rape is a horrible thing, but such a vile assult on human life does not justify yet another assult on human life, which violates the basic right that all human beings should have. The right to life. I doubt you would say it is ok to murder a three year old who was convieved in rape. Why should the unborn be any diffetent. You cannot use an evil to justify another evil.
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hansel-alexander|Student General Artist
not trying to start anything but its easy for you to say less you bin raped just saying^^
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Wailore|Hobbyist General Artist
I am not entirely against abortion, it depends on the circumstances.
Laws are just a way to compensate for the routes that millions of people can take and the rights they should have.
What's best to make us all happy, I don't know.

I mean.... rape in the first place occurs all to often.
I think aborting a rape baby should be a choice, especially for a teen or child mom.
It wasn't their choice, and being so small or underdeveloped as a preteen or if u are underdeveloped in general
I'm sure there is a waaaay higher chance of getting yourself killed in childbirth, maybe as well as the baby.

Opinions are opinions, they can't cause harm unless acted upon...
You wanna fight, I can't, don't want to, because I don't have anything against your opinion besides the well being of the mother....
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mousecopper|Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't trying to argue with you. I was just trying to open up a dialogue. If you post an opinion on the intent, other people will see it and have opposing views or beliefs. Arguing on the internet is practically useless, but it can be helpful, and open up understanding to have a dialogue. Abortion is a very complicated, and controversial topic. Rape is an atrocious act, and there are many more circumstances where a child is not desired. However, abortion is still murdering a child, a human being. If it is acceptable to murder an innocent in one circumstance, then why is it not acceptable to murder in all other circumstances? If I had been conceived out of such atrocious means, would I not have the right to live? There is a choice involved in abortion. It is the choice of terminating a human life, or not. I do not believe that anyone should have the right to murder another, especially an innocent. But, as you said, this is my opinion, my belief. If you have read this far, I thank you for taking the time to hear me out. I can only hope and pray that both rape and abortion come to an end.
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The thing is that giving a life and releasing a new human being into this world IS a responsibility. I consider abortion as murder but still think that a mother should have a choice if she willing to create or not. She should have an opportunity to stop. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not understand seriousness of the issue. We need some kind of enlightenment in this sphere. 
Still the picture is startling and it makes people think. I suppose it is the most important thing about the art ;) 
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JcArtSpace|Student Traditional Artist
Ugh, and many abortions aren't emergencies. The baby is perfectly healthy but the parent doesn't want to or thinks she can't raise the child. This a beautifully drawn piece and it speaks volumes of truth when it comes to how people today often see new life as something useless and disposable.
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sarah718bEdited |Student General Artist
Well, maybe it's because i'm from scandinavia, but i think abortion is a good thing to be able to choose! What if the mother can't care for the child? What if she's 16 and it happened by "accident" (even though both her and the boyfriend should've been more responsible)? What if the baby has a condition, so it can't live for long, or will live a life in pain? And what if the woman is raped? Most women have very valid reasons to have an abortion, think about it, if they didn't have a reason, then they would probably have the child!

Anyway, even though the child is no where near that size, when an abortion is optional, i think it's an amazing piece of art!
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Queen-RooniiSuu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. straight up feels. amazing work, man i love this! it really does bring this real life issue to light with other people...
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Insomniac-Gamer|Student General Artist
Not even pro-life, but i still love this peice! I must say, the shading is fantastic.
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