Dilemma for Congress: End the Military Draft or … Include Women

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'A Supreme Court case challenging the requirement for men, but not women, to register with the Selective Service System for a possible military draft is forcing Congress to make a choice it has been avoiding for decades: End draft registration, or expand it to young women as well as young men.

The choice is not between continuing male-only draft registration (which is likely to be found unconstitutional) and expanding registration to women. The real choice is whether to expand registration to women or to end it entirely. Bills for each of those options were introduced in the last session of Congress, and are likely to be reintroduced within the next few months as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.'

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My bet is they'll end the draft rather than require women to register. The military is getting enough volunteers that a draft doesn't feel necessary. And no one really wants t send teenage girls off to die in some remote jungle or desert. Besides, there's the whole "my body, my choice" argument to be dealt with; if women can be drafted, the "my body, my choice" argement cannot stand.

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