Congress has been debating the issue for several years and now the Senate committee, in a closed-door meeting, voted to amend the Selective Service Act to include teen girls to register at age 18, The Hill reported.
The major change came in the National Defense Authorization Act, which is the annual defense policy bill that must be approved by Congress.
“The feminists are behind all of this. They always have been,” advises Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness.
The appropriate role for women in a lethal and combat-ready U.S. armed forces has been a major concern for Donnelly and CMR going back decades. The group most recently fought and lost the battle over placing women in rigorous front-line combat units, and now comes the push to force women to sign up alongside men for Selective Service.
According to Donnelly, the left-wing push to put women alongside women in a military uniform can be traced back to the 1970s, when feminists were demanding passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
“It’s one of the main reasons why the Equal Rights Amendment never made it into the Constitution,” she says, “because the American people know, just instinctively, that this is not a good idea. This is not a good idea for women.”
During the Obama administration, One News Now reported that military branches were pressured to defend keeping women out of front-line combat units such as infrantry and artillery. Only one branch, the Marine Corps, dared to push back. It created a rigorous combat test in which female Ma