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Abortion Is Safer Than 'Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed,' Says Pro-Choice Group Targeting Students

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Pro-choice activists hold placards during a rally outside of the Supreme Court January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. Activists on both sides of the abortion issue are rallying on the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs Wade case. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A group set to host an online "abortion matters" carnival later this month, reportedly said having an abortion is "safer than even having your wisdom teeth removed" earlier this week.

The comments came from Kari Ross, spokeswoman for the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), in an interview with college news website Campus Reform.

"One in three women will have an abortion by the time they're 45, and yet we're treating this like it's some extreme procedure, when it can be a lot safer than even having your wisdom teeth removed, and is almost just as common," Ross reportedly said.

FMF operates the Choices Campus Leadership Program which they claim is the "World's Largest Pro-Choice Student Network."

The group is encouraging students via Twitter to participate in their online "abortion matters" carnival, which will apparently be composed of "various personal essays" and "policy pieces."

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"We're really highlighting the real stories of people's experiences and not the over-politicized, exaggerated cases that we think of when we hear the word 'abortion,'" Ross said.

(H/T: Campus Reform)

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