CHILE: The Pursuit of Choice


Chile’s anti-abortion laws are amongst the most stringent in the world. Erica Hellerstein investigates what that means for Chilean women facing an unwanted pregnancy.

When Cata Flores found out she was pregnant, she was alone, broke, and living in a small town outside of Santiago, Chile. She didn’t know what to do, but she did know one thing: she couldn’t bring a child into the world without any resources or support.

Erica Hellerstein
Publication date: 
August 22, 2013
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article