Currently, all male U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register with the Selective Service System, a government agency that manages any potential military drafts. Women are exempt from registering with the Selective Service. However, in July 2021, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require both men and women to register.
Family Research Council honors and values the many women who have served and currently serve their country with great distinction. However, we find no convincing reason to require females to register for the Selective Service. We believe female conscription to be an ill-conceived and reckless policy.