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
Tue 4 Jun 2019
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.