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In Case of Emergency... by Elandain In Case of Emergency... by Elandain
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.

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Given 2009-08-13
In Case of Emergency... by *Elandain - Though scary at some extent, the perspective the author has on the act of abortion is consistent, presenting it both as an act that must be executed with utmost responsibility, yet as a damaging act, no matter the circumstance of its manifestation. It's nice to see such a nice executed depiction of fragility - both of the mother and of the fetus - in such a decent, yet detailed manner. ( Suggested by blackdoom and Featured by archanN )
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To me, this is a really powerful piece. Ever since I learned of the atrocity of abortion, I've been strongly against it.

Technically speaking, this work is excellently done. The colors, blending, and the play of light and shadow work well together, giving off a feeling of both cold loneliness and the warmth of life.

The concept is also executed very well. Although it might not necessarily be an "emergency," breaking the glass here will have a definite effect on both the mother and child. This small, fragile life will be gone forever, and the mother will be left with the scar from having ended it herself, leaving a hollowness inside.

As a mother myself, I know the joy of having a little life kicking around inside my belly, and my greatest fear at the time was possibly losing her. This sort of thing is not something to be taken lightly. As shown here, this baby is extremely vulnerable, having no one to protect him or her but the very one who may end the child's life.

As I mentioned before, this is really an excellent work, quite provocative, and simply mesmerizing. Certainly deserved the DD!
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uberbomb Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Professional Writer
Well said.
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
This is probably the most accurate summation of abortion I've ever seen.
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4k313 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Wow
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Grimmjow-thesexta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
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 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Abortion = Murder.

It's very simple.
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trogzee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
So POWERFUL yet still MUMMZ choice :)
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CitrusEucalyptus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
No words for this.
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rikise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous and so meaningful.
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gvcci-hvcci Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
kill the little freeloaders 
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LucifertheCat666 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
WAIT WUT
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MysteryOfMusic24 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Great drawing!
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ThePsiFiles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a powerful and well-executed image. I really like it.
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Wailore Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  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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Wailore Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If rape comes to an end I think abortion may not be needed.
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mousecopper Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe abortion is needed. We make it out to be a necessary evil, and even a right. There is enough evil in the world without us sanctioning murder as a necessity. What we need is to change the culture. It's easier said than done, but I believe it is possible. A human being is a human being, no matter how they came into the world, and the termination of an innocent life is murder, regardless of the circumstances.
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Wailore Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
-Less Mature for their age if they've been raped by a pedo who prefers underdeveloped children. I would be scared for my life and my child's life if this happened and abortion was illegal.
In one state where abortion is illegal, a rapist is allowed parental rights, wtf? XD
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Wailore Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Try being a female for once, just have the empathetic mindset of a 12-18 year old who had been raped. They already probably have an STD or two or three, and they are now facing a pregnancy, which, because of their youth, will be much more painful. If the baby is not head first or something is wrong, they will probably die if they aren't mature enough. Also, there's more of a chance that this person is not as
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mousecopper Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, haven't been on deviant art for a while. I most likely won't be able to keep up with this argument consistently, time wise, and I find it a rare occurrence when someone changes their opinion online, most especially deviant art of all places. With that I leave you with this video, which I believe has some noteworthy points. I am not very accustomed with this speaker, so I can only take what he is saying at face value, but I believe what he is saying is worth listening to. Therefore I invite you to watch the whole thing. Don't rage quit half way through and come back to me with another comment. If you wish to have the last word on this thread of comments, so be it. I will not be revisiting this argument that, of all places, sprang up on deviant art. I will say this much, however. Do not confuse my opposition to abortion as a belittling of the grave severity of rape. There is in fact a distinction between abortion and rape, as well as a certain similarity that they both share. Both violate human rights, and both are grievous acts against human dignity. You cannot correct an evil by means of another evil and claim that it is, not only a necessary, but a right. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=absW29… 
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Tekurinmoto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  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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sarah718b Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Not even pro-life, but i still love this peice! I must say, the shading is fantastic.
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ACE-Mat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work.
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katropia Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student General Artist
I actually thought this was a pro abortion piece until I read the description. Disappointed.
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PellsBells Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
So I'm assuming you're pro abortion? Not starting anything just asking c':
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katropia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student General Artist
yeah, I'm prochoice (lol you're fine I'm not about to start ranting on dA)
I just though the title was acknowledging unplanned pregnancy as an emergency so I confused its meaning
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ALBlue18 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015
Baby's aren't aborted when they are that far along....this picture is beautiful but very inaccurate. Why bring a child into this world if you cannot support it or love it or get help with it? Most men don't really sympathize with women and the pregnancy burden. Those who do are wonderful. But this art is beautiful you have talent. I don't like that you said "the "inconvenience" unborn life places on women in Western society" because it's not just the women. Although they usually end up alone and abandoned by a man so they seek abortion.
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thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I'm in total agreement. The art is nice but it just say for emergency kill the the child.
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drawinggirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful :D
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AriBlueJ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While not every child is going to be great what about the ones that would of been.....we'll never know
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
in my opinion a abortion is a terrible deed and should be prohivbited, not allowed...
why would Innocent being pay with their life for their mother's carelessness? :shrug:
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
well yes, they both are
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Zbluez Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why the hell do people keep blaming the woman? At BEST, the man is just as responsible for that "carelessness". At worst, she has been raped. If you're against abortion, fine, but at least have the decency to say "the parent's carelessness" instead of "the woman's" as if it is entirely her fault! For as long as you keep blaming the woman alone your arguments come across as terribly misogynistic.
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
well, I'm sorry if it sounded like a bias, perhaps I misspoken it
I'd say both partners are to blame
but all in all, woman takes bigger responsibility since it's her body and by 'responsibility' I mean that it's not her to blame, but rather the consequences to face
so with no bias, it should be bigger part of woman to think it over; she can always refuse having sex if she's not ready for consequences

but regardless whoever fault it was, abortion is still a terrible thing
I can understand it in case of rape or when it threatens woman's life, but not when it was just accidental
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SleepyFoxes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Abortion is facing consequences. Consequences doesn't mean it has to be a punishment for woman AND potential child (that's fucking cruel). Better it never even developes the capacity to experience life, let alone anything, than putting it through hell when it's unwanted by parent/s and such. I mean sure, doesn't always happen, but people generally want abortions because they are unwilling or unable to care properly for a child.

Children should NEVER pay for mistakes their parents made, and certainly not forced into life with that luggage.
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
But it's not my point. My point is that it's not like abortion should be allowed as a cure for irresponsibility. In my opinion it would be better if women thought beforehand and either made themselves secure or just not have sex when they do not want to get pregnant. In my opinion it's better when abortion is banned because it compels women to be more responsible rather than allowing  them to have sex irresponsibly because abortion is allowed. When you commit abortion, you basically kill somebody. Maybe not somebody who already has their identity, but somebody who could eventually grow to be a real, breathing human being. By commiting abortion you take away their chance of living. Like how can you know if they do not ant to live? Who gives you right to judge whether they should live or not? And maybe some of such mothers may be really bad (that's what other services are for) but some of them would change and it would be a lesson for them.
So yeah, maybe abortion is some way but not appropriate one in my opinion. And in my opinion everybody should bear consequences of responsibility. That's what teaches people to be responsible, not indulgement of it.
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SleepyFoxes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Problem is, there is no 100% secure protection yet. And sex is not just for procreation, we do so because it's healthy for us as well. Being irresponsible would be to just have the child and give it away. Taking action, like taking an abortion, is doing something about the problem, completely contrary to irresponsibility. It also costs money to have one. Far less than carrying it to term, money that some people just don't have.

Abortion kills nobody. It kills some-thing-, not a some-one-, as there's nothing functional in the brain to support sentience and thus a personality (a person). Potential isn't good enough reason to ruin someone elses life, someone who already has been living a life, and is still living and experiencing life. The fetus doesn't want to live; it doesn't want anything, as it cannot want. It's biologically not developed enough to be capable of wanting, feeling, processing stimuli actively.

Kids. Aren't. Lessons. They're living human being, little people-persons, deserving of much more care than just "teaching 'irresponsible' mothers a lesson". By your words, children are punishments, just a chip in the game to punish people because of some twisted idea that a fetus (/potential) is holy, and trumps the rights, wishes and wants of a living, breathing person, who's actually capable of these things.

Responsibility includes abortion; it's recognizing that you cannot secure/provide a suitable upbringing of a future child, and you don't want to throw it to the wolves of chance. Weather you like it or not, that's owning up to your problem and taking action to prevent further harm to either themselves, and a potential human child, who will be innocent, but forced to carry a burden the parent put on it.

And even if uprotected, full well knowing there's a chance of a pregnancy, do you honestly want to tell me, that you want callous, careless people like this, caring for a child? Really?
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Condoms are pretty much always secure. I use them and I never got any girl pregnant somehow. And since I can think before doing it, other people could as well. Sure, it may not be as nice as when you do it without condom, but oh well, it's better to have limited pleasure than long-term consequences.

No, in my opinion somebody's life should not be a price for indulgement of somebody's finantial problems. This is what I understand by responsibility - to be able to estimate that if you are in not a suitable situation to provide and take care of a child, then you care not to have one. Not like you first get pregnant and you get scared so you want to get rid of the child. Things do not work like that. If you may have a car accident, do you rather try to drive carefully and prevent accident from happening or just drive carelessly not thinking about consequences?

But somebody eventually develops from this fetus. And if you kill a fetus, you basically take somebody's chance of living away. What is so complicated about it? It doesn't matter what it is, it matters what it would be if you let it live. And how do you know if they would not like to live if they asked them about it later? Maybe such a person would not like you to kill them before they even were born. It's not for you to decide.

It's not the child who ruins their mother's life. It's basically a mother who ruined her own life with her irresponsibility. It sure feels easy to throw blame on everything else instead of admiting to own guilt, isn't it?

No, I do not actually advocate idea such as holiness. I'm not a religious person.  But I'm just smart enough to see that liberal philosophy is very destrucvtive and basdically leads to nowhere esxcept to the utter chaos.

There is nothing responsible about abortion. It's just a cowardly move of somebody who wants to run away from problems instead of facing them. And destroys somebody else's life for own sake.

No, but its better to let it live and take it away from them in time rather than to not let it live.
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SleepyFoxes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, they're not. Defects (i.e. holes) can occur either from factory, or because of weak spots that break during intercourse, etc. Pilss aren't 100% either. Even double-dutch isn't a sure-fire way to prevent it, but it is close. Anecdotal evidence proves nothing over actual statistics.

Someone will develope, correct, but they're not present when abortion is legal. However, cutting a long-ass debate short; should a 2yo child have the right to demand a parent to give up, say, a kidney or something, to save their life?
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Zbluez Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The man should be equally as careful as the woman in regards to sex! He should avoid accidentally getting a girl pregnant, at all costs. A lot of unwanted pregnancies arise because the man doesn't want to use a condom. He has to share the responsibility! 

You are against abortion. That means you're forcing a woman to have a baby she doesn't want. How can you do that without holding the man accountable for his part in the situation?

(Personally, I disagree with you on abortion. I think you can't force a woman to have a baby she doesn't want. I also think that there is a point, when the fetus reaches a certain size, at which abortion becomes murder and should be forbidden. But that is neither here nor there. I may disagree with you but I respect your point of view, just make sure you are aware of the man's role in the whole thing, and don't just blame the woman). 
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
I'm not saying that he isn't. A lot of men do not think while doing this.
But it's not like she has to do it anytime he wants and cannot say anything. She wants it as well. And since it's her body that pregnancy develops in, she should take more responsibility.
If he doesn't want to use condom, then she just refuses, it's as simple as that.

And I'm not talking about rape, that is an exceptional situation.

So you follow that modern pattern of thinking 'I want sex, but pregnancy is not my problem', right? No, things do not work in such a way. People should be responsible for their actions and have self-control. If a woman doesn't want to have a baby, then she should not have sex or at least not do it with a man or use contraception (although there are no 100% certain methods of pregnancy prevention). You think that advocating murdering an innocent being is all right because pregnancy is a problem? I don't know how you people can be so terribly selfish... Think about the perspective of this unborn child - appeared just by accident, is not loved by anyone and is about to be killed because it makes a problem for its parents who don't want it because they want to keep having their carefree lives without problems. Sorry, but no, I'm against all this extremely liberal philosophy.
It's self-control and thinking that makes humans humans. Without it, we can very well go backwards in the evolutionary process  and become wild again.
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Zbluez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I respect your views on abortion. I'm not trying to argue with you on that. All I'm saying is, you keep putting the responsibility onto the woman.

You say a woman should not have sex if she doesn't want to get pregnant. But you haven't said that about the man. You haven't said "a man should not have sex if he doesn't want to get a woman pregnant." So you're saying the woman should not have sex, but the man doesn't have to worry, because the pregnancy isn't really his responsibility? Come on. That's sexist and unfair. 

I do not think "I want sex, but pregnancy is not my problem." I think pregnancy is both the man and the woman's responsibility. I expect the man to be just as careful and conscious as the woman in regards to sex, not for the woman to have to carry all the blame.

You can't force a woman to have a baby but not hold the man just as accountable. That's all I'm saying. If society keeps thinking it's okay for men to run away or deny responsibility after getting a woman pregnant I will always support the possibility of abortion in the very early stages of pregnancy. 
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