Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused for years to place the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on the list of terrorist organizations even after taking part in bombings and kidnappings, the Daily Beast reports.

Some are now saying that refusal hindered the U.S. chances of perhaps preventing the terrorist group from abducting hundreds of girls.

So to be clear, the state department refused to label Boko Harem a terrorist group but a U.N. official labeled the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion as “torture.”