Dem Congresswoman compares abortion with ‘wisdom teeth extraction’

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(LifeSiteNews) – A Democratic Congresswoman compared abortion with having wisdom teeth pulled.

U.S. House of Representatives member Jackie Speier of California sought to minimize the health risks involved with abortion by saying abortion is safer than the extraction of wisdom teeth.

Speier was commenting on a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging Louisiana’s requirement that abortion centers make arrangements for admitting women to nearby hospitals in cases of life-threatening complications.

In the short video, Speier can be heard to insist that the case “has nothing to do with health care and has everything to do with politics.”

“Abortions are one of the safest procedures you could do on an outpatient basis,” she asserted, “safer than doing an endoscopy or wisdom teeth extraction.”

The pro-abortion California Democrat was quickly subjected to criticism on social media.  The dental-themed responses were nearly endless. Some were noteworthy.

“My gums, my choice,” mocked one Twitter user.
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