US abortion policy is ‘extremist hate’ and ‘torture’, says UN commissioner

Trump administration’s ban on terminations is a crisis directed at women, warns Kate Gilmore. The US policy on abortion is a form of extremist hate that amounts to the torture of women, the UN deputy high commissioner for human rights told the Guardian. The attack on women’s rights was a “crisis”, organised and well-resourced by very extremist groups. “We have not called it out in the same way we have other forms of extremist hate, but this is gender-based violence against women, no question,” Kate Gilmore said. “It’s clear it’s torture – it’s a deprivation of a right to health,” she warned, pointing out that the committee of experts assigned to monitor the implementation of the nine core UN human rights instruments have each “independently declared the absolute prohibition of abortion … is against human rights”.

via guardian: US abortion policy is ‘extremist hate’ and ‘torture’, says UN commissioner

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