Social justice for all!’ The relative silence of social work in abortion rights advocacy

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dc.contributor.author Beddoe, Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.author Hayes, T en
dc.contributor.author Steele, J en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-09T01:31:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Critical and Radical Social Work 8(1):7-24 Mar 2020 en
dc.identifier.issn 2049-8608 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49439 en
dc.description.abstract Social work has been largely silent on matters of reproductive rights, particularly in relation to abortion. This may partially be explained by abortion being secured as a part of health care in many countries. However, elsewhere, abortion remains in criminal codes with service access controlled via medico-legal barriers. We make a case for the increased visibility of reproductive justice within education and professional activity, employing case studies from Australia, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand to illustrate recent social work advocacy on abortion rights. Social work abortion activists report two themes: professional bodies have varied their approach to advocacy for abortion rights due to political sensitivities; and social work involvement in campaigns has reflected individual and grass-roots advocacy. Improved education about reproductive justice for social workers, alongside greater collective professional advocacy, are needed to contribute to campaigns together with women’s and human rights groups, as well as public health champions. en
dc.publisher Policy Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Critical and Radical Social Work en
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dc.rights This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Critical and Radical Social Work. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Critical and Radical Social Work 8(1):7-24 Mar 2020 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986019X15717380615737 en
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dc.title Social justice for all!’ The relative silence of social work in abortion rights advocacy en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1332/204986019X15717380615737 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume online first en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Policy Press en
pubs.end-page 18 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 786827 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
dc.identifier.eissn 2049-8675 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-26 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019-11-25 en


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