There is no reasonable rationale for women to be drafted into war.

Last week, the Senate Armed Forces Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act which would require just that.

Men and women are physically and biologically different and are suited for uniquely different roles. War, the only real justification for the draft, requires a highly trained and effective fighting force. There is simply no justification for a female draft. Women already have the ability to enlist in the military; however, to force those who aren’t oriented for warfare into service is unnecessary, cruel, and unusual.

The U.S. military should reject sexual political games like this. D.C. politics have no place in modern warfare.

AFC signed onto a national joint statement opposing this amendment.

We urge you to contact Senator Dan Sullivan and Senator Lisa Murkowski and ask them to reject this amendment.


Woke DC Now Cancelling Rosie the Riveter

As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to make its way through the Senate, Family Policy Alliance and the alliance of state-based family policy councils raise the alarm that now Woke D.C. is trying to cancel Rosie the Riveter.

Earlier this week, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the NDAA that would require women to register for the draft. This is the latest disappointing move out of Washington, D.C., after months of the Biden Administration’s clear agenda to erase any distinction between the male and female sexes in law and in culture. From the Administration’s stated top priority, the Equality Act, to their recent “guidance” from the Department of Education that turns Title IX on its head by declaring it to be “discriminatory” when men are not permitted access to women’s locker rooms, sports teams, championships, or scholarships if they self-identify as women, the erasure of women appears to be a top priority in D.C.

The state-based family policy councils and Family Policy Alliance responded to the amendment with this joint statement:

“Now Woke DC is canceling Rosie the Riveter? Men and women are equal under the law and equally made in the image of God, but Woke DC has an agenda to erase any differences between men and women. Insisting that women need to be drafted in order to fully participate in our nation’s defense demeans women who have kept our country safe and on track on the front lines in our manufacturing plants and labor force, with our families, and by their voluntary service in the armed forces.

“To win a war but have no American families left at home would be doing the enemy’s job for them. Who will be left to raise children when both mom and dad have given their lives in required service?

Will that be the government—the same government complicit in the nation’s foster care system and lobbying to cancel faith-based adoption and foster care? Mandating women register for the draft is another flawed idea from DC pretending women do not exist.”

Now that the NDAA has cleared the Senate Armed Services Committee, including the Committee’s amendment that would require women to register for the draft, it will head next to the full Senate floor for consideration. The collective Family Policy movement will be urging Senators to reject the amendment.

Organizational signatories to this joint statement (by state):

  • Family Policy Alliance
  • Alaska Family Council
  • Colorado Family Action
  • Family Institute of Connecticut
  • Delaware Family Policy Council
  • The FAMILY LEADER (Iowa)
  • The Family Foundation (Kentucky)
  • Michigan Family Forum
  • Palmetto Family (South Carolina)
  • Family Action Council of Tennessee
  • Family Policy Institute of Washington
  • West Virginia Family Policy Council
  • Wisconsin Family Action
  • Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Alaska Family Council urges opposition to drafting women into war

Jim Minnery
A lifelong Alaskan, Jim Minnery has served as the executive director of Alaska Family Council since its inception in 2006.