Should Women Be Required To Register For Selective Service?

A Little Background:

December 3, 2015, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that all combat jobs in the U.S. military will be opened to women.

The Selective Service law as it is written refers specifically to “male persons” in stating who must register and who would be drafted. For women to be required to register with the Selective Service Congress would have to amend the law. Will that happen?

The Issue:

This could go several ways. Congress could pass legislation extending Selective Service and the Draft to women. Or, legislation could be passed to eliminate the Selective Service system altogether. As of February, 2016, several bills have been introduced in Congress to extend selective service registration to women and to eliminate the entire system altogether.

Resources:

https://www.sss.gov/

https://hasbrouck.org/draft/

http://www.centeronconscience.org/co/conscientious-objection-and-the-draft.html

You are here: Info/Resources Women and Selective Service Should Women Be Required To Register For Selective Service?