A California congresswoman claimed killing unborn babies in abortions is safer for women than having wisdom teeth removed.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, a pro-abortion Democrat, compared the two procedures Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court building as the justices heard oral arguments in a Louisiana abortion case, the Washington Free Beacon reports.
The case will determine whether states may require abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies and whether abortion businesses may sue on behalf of their patients. A ruling is expected in June.
Speier defended the life-destroying practice of abortion by claiming it is safe and, therefore, the Louisiana regulation is not necessary.
“Abortions are one of the safest procedures you could do on an outpatient basis, safer than doing an endoscopy or doing a wisdom teeth extraction,” Speier said as she joined fellow Democrat lawmakers for a pro-abortion rally.
According to the Beacon: “Speier argued the Louisiana law is purely political since abortions are ‘extremely safe.’ There are 22 states not required to report any data on postabortion complications so it is unclear how many women ultimately suffer from the procedure. There is also no federal requirement for clinics to report abortion complications or manufacturers to track complications that follow a medical abortion.”
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Though many Democrat politicians now call abortions “health care,” most Americans know there is a huge difference between having a wisdom tooth removed and an abortion. One involves killing a living, unique human being; the other does not.
Scientifically, it is well accepted that a unique human life begins at conception, and an abortion destroys that life. Even many abortionists will admit that this is true when pressed.
Abortions are not safe for mothers either, though, as the Beacon noted, data on abortion complications in the U.S. is limited.
Numerous studies have linked abortions to increased physical and mental health risks. One study published in August 2003 in the British Medical Journal found that women who had abortions were seven times more likely to commit suicide than women who gave birth.
The increased risk of suicide following abortion has been recognized in Australia as well. A 2013 Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council report noted: “There appears to be a significant worldwide risk of maternal suicide following termination of pregnancy and, in fact, a higher risk than that following term delivery. The potential for depression and other mental health issues at this time needs to be better appreciated.”
Other studies have linked abortions to increased risks of breast cancer, future preterm births and psychological problems.
Abortions are not safe and they aren’t health care. No other medical procedure involves killing a human being because killing is not care. Pro-lifers are working to end abortion precisely for that reason. Unborn babies are unique, living human beings who deserve the same compassion and care as everyone else.