Senator Hawley Stands Up For American Women Against The Draft

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On Monday, November 1, 2021 our Missouri U.S. Senator Hawley introduced a bill to remove the provision requiring women to register for the Selective Service. Although young men have registered for Selective Service since 1940, Congress has been pushing women to register for the draft all 2021. Yet, Missouri’s Senator Hawley is voicing his opinion against it.

What Does He Say?

Senator Josh Hawley said,

It is wrong to force our daughters, mothers, wives, and sisters to fight our wars. [1]

He does honor and appreciate women for all they do. He went on to say,

No woman should be compelled to do so (volunteer for military service). [2]

 

Back in July, Senator Hawley did vote against the proposal that would require women to register for the draft.

Contrast

While some elected officials see women registering for the draft as a victory for women’s rights, many see otherwise. Working alongside men is one area, but fighting an enemy with a possibility of being captured is separate. Along with Senator Hawley, others are voicing disapproval [3]. These are Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma, Senator Cotton of Arkansas, Senator Wicker of Mississippi, and Senator Rounds of South Dakota.


Notes:

  1. ^https://www.hawley.senate.gov/senator-hawley-leads-effort-remove-ndaa-provision-forcing-women-enter-draft (go back↩)
  2. ^https://www.hawley.senate.gov/senator-hawley-leads-effort-remove-ndaa-provision-forcing-women-enter-draft (go back↩)
  3. ^https://www.rollcall.com/2021/10/05/congress-moves-toward-requiring-women-to-register-for-the-draft/ (go back↩)

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