The United Nations deputy high commissioner for human rights on Tuesday called the recent stringent bans on abortion passed in some U.S. states “torture” and “extremist hate” and said they constitute a “crisis directed at women.”
“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,” Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore told The Guardian. “It’s clear it’s torture — it’s a deprivation of a right to health.”
“This is a crisis. It’s a crisis directed at women,” she added.
Gilmore, who has served as deputy high commissioner since 2015, said a committee of U.N. experts dedicated to analyzing how countries implement human-rights principles “independently declared the absolute prohibition of abortion . . . is against human rights.”
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Mariread Mcardle and originally published at the National Review.]
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