Women may be forced to register for the Selective Service draft if a Democrat-backed provision passes the U.S. Senate.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in September, which included a provision that would require women to sign up for the military draft.
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), who introduced the draft amendment, explained her rationale by saying, “women have constantly had to fight for a level playing field — and this change is a step in the right direction.”
Although the United States requires men aged 18 to 26 to register for the draft, no one has been drafted for military service since 1973. Congress mandated registration for the draft in 1980. One year later, the