FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2021
Contact: Jacklyn Washington
Washington, D.C. — Last night the U.S. House of Representatives voted 316-113, including 135 Republicans, to approve H.R. 4350, the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that requires young women to register with the Selective Service for a potential military draft. Democrats blocked House floor consideration of proposals to strike the provision from the bill. Action moves to the Senate where a similar provision reportedly was adopted by the Democrat-led committee in July.
Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:
“The House has capitulated to the Democrat’s radical social agenda for our military and forced our daughters to sign up for the draft. Shame on them. There is no justification for reversing established military policy that protects young women from gambling their lives on a Biden-declared national emergency.
“Concerned Women for America rejects the destructive lie that women’s equality means being the same as men and the left’s bankrupt ideology that erases the dignity and status of women entirely.
“We will not accept the ‘go along to get along’ attitude of elected leaders willing to sacrifice common sense and tie the hands of our military with costly mandates for social experiments in our armed forces.
“We will continue to reject cheap calls for ‘equality’ at the expense of young women’s lives and critical national security priorities.
“We call on the Senate to reject this reckless crusade to draft our daughters.”
Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.