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CWA of North Dakota delivers letters opposing drafting young women

By June 30, 2024North Dakota
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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota represented your voice when we delivered a letter opposing the forced drafting of young women to the Grand Forks offices of Sens. Kevin Cramer (R) and John Hoeven (R).

The coalition letter addresses serious concerns about the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate Armed Services Committee approved on June 14. The legislation is unacceptable because it would amend the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA) to require young women to register with Selective Service for a possible future draft. 

From the letter:

“This monumental policy change would force the U.S.  military to erase key biological differences between males and females that will affect readiness in wartime. This is a matter of national security – not “women’s rights,” “men’s rights,” or civilian volunteer service. The Senate should not buy into the lie that women’s equality with men means that the sexes are the same. Drafting our daughters should not be a political ploy used to secure critical funds for the military.

“This is not about ‘fairness.’ Women have always volunteered to serve in times of national emergency and will continue to do so. Instead, it is an affront to assume that they would not do so, and an insult to the inherent dignity and intrinsic value of women to include them in the draft. If Congress truly respects women, it will not allow the military to be co-opted into a broader ideological project, which includes destroying all distinctions between being male and female, regardless of the well-being of the men and women who serve society at large.

“Sacrificing our young women on the faux altar of equality is a dealbreaker. Any country that gambles the lives of its daughters on foreign wars threatens its own future, and we call on Congress to reject this provision in the FY 2025 NDAA.”

CWA’s Macy Petty, in an op-ed for, stated, “From the playing field to the front lines, destroying sex-based protections continues to place women in danger by ignoring their biological differences and forcing them to conform to something they will never be: men. And these consequences couldn’t be more dire.”

Continue to pray against the efforts to draft our young women.

“He created them male and female and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.” Genesis 5:2                                                 

Linda Thorson
State Director

CWA of North Dakota State Director Linda Thorson and Steering Committee member Karen Anderson. Karen also serves as state representative for the District 19.