The Abortion Hotline

(Spanish with English subtitles)

 

In Chile, where abortion remains illegal and punishable by imprisonment, we follow a group of young activists who put their lives at risk to run an underground abortion hotline. Their goal: to inform callers about Misoprostol, a pill used to treat ulcers that can also induce abortion.

 We witness firsthand their trials and tribulations, alongside those of other parties involved in this ongoing debate. After a heated election campaign, President Michelle Bachelet has pledged to loosen certain laws related to abortion. On March 17th, 2016, Chile’s lower house of Congress passed a historic vote in favour of legalizing therapeutic abortion. The bill yet requires Senate approval.
 

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Salvador Allende Award
Festival des Libertés, Brussels, Belgium

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