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Josh Hawley Against Proposed Military Draft For Women

FILE - IN this Jan 15, 2019 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee committee member Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., questions Attorney General nominee William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hawley is facing conservative backlash after raising concerns with President Donald Trump's nominee to a high-profile appeals court. The Judicial Crisis Network on Monday announced plans to spend $500,000 on Missouri ads to sway Hawley to support D.C.-area U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Neomi Rao. Hawley on Monday told KFTK 97.1 FM Newstalk's Marc Cox that Rao doesn't have a strong record on abortion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Missourinet) The United States hasn’t used the military draft since the Vietnam War, yet it’s getting attention today.
It the House version of the 2022 National Defense Act, there is a measure that would require women to register with Selective Service making them eligible for the draft.
For most young men in the U-S, registering has been a requirement for the last century.
Proponents say requiring women to register for the draft puts the genders on equal footing.
Opponents, including Republican Senator Josh Hawley, say women should be welcome to serve but not required.

As Missourinet has reported, Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says she wants to abolish the draft altogether.


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