Consequences of women in combat

Our Secretary of Defense has decided to allow women in combat roles. This will translate directly to requiring women to register with the selective service for a possible draft notice into the armed forces. This is due to a Supreme Court decision in 1981, Rostker v. Goldberg.

This article talks about it:

Please contact your political representatives and federal and state levels to express your opinion of this. A constitutional amendment, preserving the right of women to choose to be in the military or not is not excessive. A short-term solution would be to reverse Mr. Panetta’s decision.

I understand that part of the reasoning to allow women in combat roles is so the highest ranks can be open for women.

Also, some people think women in combat is fine. However, in our political and legal framework, the consequence will be that your daughters and granddaughters can be drafted.

Paul Spencer


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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Jan 31 2013. Filed under Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

2 Comments for “Consequences of women in combat”

  1. Dwayne

    Combat should not be exclusive to only men. If women can fill those shoes and pass the same muster and tests, let them defend our country and earn that right.

    Back in the day it was bad to say "Your mom wears combat boots". Well I have to tell you, we have grown up and their are plenty of women wearing combat boots and everyone should be proud of our men and women serving our Country.

  2. larrylinn

    Women in the Israeli Defense Forces have successfully served in combat roles with valor and honor since the country was founded.

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