The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday, April 27, on Amendment 224 to HR 4909, introduced by Congressman Duncan Hunter of California, to require women 18–26 to register for the Selective Service. This amendment would make these women available to be drafted into military combat. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:
“Concerned Women for America strongly supports the heroic, capable, and honorable women who chose, and will choose, to serve our country in the military. They play a vital role in our national defense. However, Uncle Sam needs to keep his hands off of our daughters. Our military’s sole purpose is to protect our nation, not to serve as a laboratory for social experimentation. It would be foolish to force women to join. We are working with Congress to clean up this mess.”
For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.