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Spirituality and Social Work Practice Rebekah Shadow Walden University January 27, 2021
Spirituality and Social Work Practice About 40 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman's right to choose to terminate a pregnancy. Over recent years the topic of abortion has been mentioned more frequently. The right to an abortion has been taken away in some states. In Missouri, women still have a right to an abortion, but all abortion clinics have been closed down. Abortion has become a moral and sensitive debate, with people using religion as the foundation of their discussion. There are points on this topic that are argued on both sides, pro-choice or pro-life, and as social workers, we are obligated to respects our client's right to self-determination in decision making. This means that regardless of the social worker's faith, values, or religious beliefs, their responsibility is to the client and supporting them in addressing their needs. Wagenfeld-Heintz states, "While openness and understanding of the role religion and spirituality play in clients'

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