United States: Authorities manipulating COVID-19 crisis to restrict access to abortion, say UN experts
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
May 27, 2020
GENEVA (27 May 2020) – UN experts* said today that some US states appear to be manipulating the COVID-19 crisis to curb access to essential abortion care.
The UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls said COVID-19 emergency orders suspending procedures not deemed immediately medically necessary had been used by states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee to restrict access to abortion.