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CWA Responds to GOP Draft Discussion

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. -Saturday night, during the ABC GOP debate, candidates were asked about women serving in combat and being called to register for the draft if it were to ever be reinstated. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“American women have a distinguished history of serving a very important role in the defense of our nation.  When women feel called to serve in the military, we fully support them as long as they meet all necessary standards. The most important thing is combat readiness. Our military’s only job is to protect our nation. There should be no gender norming of standards to serve.

“However, it is very different to suggest that women should ever be forced to serve in combat roles or become part of a mandatory draft to combat service.  Feminism cares more for political correctness than it does for women.

“Concerned Women for America and our 500,000 members fight every day for the rights and protection of women and will not be shy about addressing this issue.

“At Saturday’s debate, candidates appeared to be attempting to voice support for equality but somehow missed reality.  We hope that they will further clarify their answers.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at or 712-269-1724.