Should Women Be Eligible for the Draft?

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

STAUNTON -- Some Congressional lawmakers want to include women in the draft.

The military hasn't needed to use the draft since the 1970s, but the debate comes after the decision to lift a ban on women in combat.

Elizabeth Limerick, a cadet at Mary Baldwin College, said allowing women to be drafted could be a symbolic move.

“It's long overdue,” said Limerick, “I think that every citizen of the United States of America needs to serve their country in some capacity. I think that if women were able to be in the draft, it would just help that.”

The draft currently registers men from ages 18 to 25.

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