Vatican Lip Service to Women in Women’s History Month

Aisha S. Taylor and Erin Saiz Hanna write for the National Catholic Reporter, “In an infuriating combination of events, the Vatican rang in Women’s History Month by once again paying lip service to women’s equality while showing its true colors. The day before Pope Benedict XVI called for increased commitment to women’s dignity, a Vatican official announced his support for the excommunications of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion after being raped by her stepfather.”