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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.

Painter X, Photoshop CS3

Older concept version here: [link]
Newer concept version here: [link]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Well, as I said before, I did not intend it to sound like that. What I mean is that in the process of pregnancy woman is definietly more important. So that's why my attention was directed to her. However, in conjecture it means, it is a responsibility of both her and her male partner, of course.
So I do not hold men unaccountable. On the opposite, I greatly despise such ones who leave their women as soon as they learn she got pregnant. It's a horrible, immature behaviour. I'm just saying that woman should primarly think twice before doing it because it's about her body.

And by responsibility I do not mean blame like it's somebody's fault, it's they who did wrong etc. I mean their ability to respond to the situation, the way in which they manage with it or how they prevent it.
I now that 'responsibility' and 'blame' are treated as synonyms, but they are really not.

In my opinion the abortion is not a solution for even such cases. A state who should ensure lonely mothers money for maintenance of their children, not allow killing them.
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PoofyHairSketcher Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow so cool
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CelcoLevi01 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Not every Child is going to become a great person, Hitler's parents should've aborted him when they had the chance.
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Oddball-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
He was going to... buuuuuut the doctor convinced the parents otherwise so yeah
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DavidBurt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist
How a person turns out is usually because of what they are taught or how they are raised. Saying a baby "might turn out bad" is a really bad argument for pro-choice. Hitler wasn't born already planning for genocide, he probably had the potential to become a decent human being, but the events in his life determined otherwise.
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celestialmango Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student General Artist
A baby this old legally cannot be aborted..... 
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Lt-Frogg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually it can...
 "How late can you get an abortion?" In the United States, the answer to that question is most often based on viability, which is generally 24 weeks."

Source: www.whattoexpect.com/wom/pregn…


(just trying to clear things up down here)
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CelcoLevi01 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Thank you!
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DJ-Zephyr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A bold statement. I approve.
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RedMarian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi there ! Your artwork is really betiful and meaningful, so I want to say that first : U awsome.

I'm an eastern girl. One of those that could not have an abortion, because, even if it's an "accident", I would want to meet my child. And I was already like this when I was younger, surely too young to carry a baby and offer that child a good life.

But I agree with supernaturalsneezes. In fact, I won't judge a woman that is okay with abortion. Our Western socity, even if they accept it in law, still regard the women that have an abortion with a sad kind of disgust. Women that choose it have enoght to deal with their conscious and I don't wish to stigmatize them like I would do when I was younger. I greately respect life, even unborn and non-conscious one. But I have to admit that the first life I must respect is the one that is alive, even with faults and maybe sins. This is the first person that needs love in my opinion. I don't pity them, that is their choice. And a woman has the right to define herself because she has the choice.

Not every one is strong, or, saddly, rich enought to permit herselves to give birth. Babies are not puppets, nor the dolls that will love us her mother forever. Unborn child permit a future for the one who will actually be given birth "at the right time". When you can offer them a life where they can choose their path, not starving for things you can't give them when you are too young, or when the partener isn't the one that will make a good father.

I admire the woman that continue even if the borth of a child complicate their life greately. But I admire them because they choosed it. And even if I could't do an abortion for personnal sake, I understand and respect the woman who do it because they know that's the best for herselves, their family, and the unborn child.

Every law and liberties have their leaks. But because I respect life, I repsect the possibility of choosing a time when you want to meet or not your child for a woman. Or a man ! Because their two lives are as meaningful than the unborn one.

Again, great art piece !
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MajestMedia Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
very interesting art!!
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NexumD Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely artwork =3=
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misselis134 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice...
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sh00p14 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
oh god. pro-life propaganda.
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supernaturalsneezes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Super inaccurate for most abortions though, because the "fetus" is usually aborted before it actually looks anything like this. (It just looks like a blob of cells, no bigger than a coin, that does NOT have a any organs or anything, much less a heartbeat). Also, ironically, your title "In Case of Emergency" hits the nail right on the head. This is not done all willy nilly, it's done when something is awry.
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DadMad6 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Exactly.
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Gmax5 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Are you... Pro-Life by any chance?
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thymelight17 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I am actually semi pro-abortion. I don't like the idea of there being laws against what I can and can't do with my body, but I also know that there are people out there who would abuse the right of being able to have them. That being said, this piece is absolutely stunning and I think it is a very good representation of how it can be "convenient" for some women. Absolutely wonderful job. I am very moved by this piece. :)
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Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I love this piece. It's got a very powerful message an executes it well. Personally, I'm pro-choice on the abortion debate.
I don't think it atrocious or shameful, but it is a huge decision to make and is definitely damaging. This piece portrays that well.
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RedMarian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I want to thumbs up that comment !
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Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
:)
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Artist
Same. I see a lot of arguments here, but I'm kind of sad to see that nobody took pregnancy through rape into consideration. I'm especially pro-choice in situations like that. Of course, also in the case of health risks, being unable to support both oneself and the child financially, etc.
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Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
For me, I don't feel like I would consider abortion for myself in most cases. However, I am glad to live
in a country where I can make that decision for myself. While I may never resort to that decision, I will
still fight for my right to make it.
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Artist
Eh, same, actually...

I'm just planning to have safe sex when... er... IF that first time ever happens. ^^; It's way too early for me to get preggers at this stage of my life, and won't have to make that decision that way. I'm 21 or so, so I'm not even sure if I want to have kids or not in the future. I think I'll just finish school first, then maybe find that ONE crazy guy who I won't scare off with my trademark brand of craziness. :)
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Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
I made the decision to have my daughter at 15. I was with my first boyfriend and first
sexual partner, and I think I got wrapped up in the fantasies I held for us. Needless to say,
we are no longer together, but I don't regret my decision. My daughter is my most precious
creation and I can't imagine life without her.

Now I'm with my second boyfriend and trying to convince him to have children with me in two or
three years. xp
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Artist
I'd say: if you have no regrets, you made the right choice for you. :) That's how I make most choices in my life. If I'm not regretting it or feeling the urge to take back what I said, I made the right call.
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Magnumopus7001 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wait are you 21 and you have never had sex? What the hell?
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Artist
Why is that so surprising? xD
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Magnumopus7001 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
It just is. Isn't like 16-17 average virginity loosing time? I just find it amazing you went through high school without having sex. 
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Artist
Well, I only feel the urge if I have a close emotional bond with the dude. :)

Turned out that's a legit sexual identity. xD Oh well, I'll just see when it happens.
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RedMarian Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Who do I do mini essays when people say it with a line ?
Totally with you.
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Artist
High five there, awesome person. :highfive:
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RedMarian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
High-five! 
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cheesexxmistress Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Some people might appreciate that convenience when that 'precious' bun in the oven becomes a health risk, or a burden they know they can't financially carry. The fact that people prioritize the fetus' health more than the mother to be is just as shameful.
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Spex9000 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I have to say, i agree with the death risk making it okay, but financial? Seriously, is money worth more than life?

The fact anyone can objectify any human life is sad.

Not trying to start a debate, i just felt it needed to be said. If you respond negatively then i wont respond because this is a very delicate subject.
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cheesexxmistress Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Not financially in the sense that the child would be a burden, but the financial fact that for some people adding another life would actually force them into a situation where they could end up starving the both of them. There are also the bills included in carrying a healthy baby to term, doctors visits, as well as the actual delivery. Those aren't free and insurance can only help so much for those that actually have it. The sad truth is that for some people money is VERY tight and carrying a healthy child to term might cost the mother precious health herself as she had to give up so much just to pay to carry the child.

In a perfect world no one would have to make a choice like that, but the world isn't perfect so I guess that's why we even have this picture.
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Spex9000 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
idk about you
but i'd never end a life for the sake of money... maybe that's just me.

you're right, in a perfect world no one would make that choice.
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cheesexxmistress Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
its easy to say that when you're not experiencing it for yourself. I'd like to think I wouldn't make that decision either, but in real life those words might end up a little empty when faced with the pressures of starving and medical crisis that you can't afford to attend to.
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