Faces of the American Holocaust – Barbara Boxer

Who’s behind the public policies that have led to millions dead from abortion?

In photo posted on her official website, Barbara Boxer addresses meeting of Planned Parenthood and NARAL in April 2011.

When the killing of human beings becomes a pre-meditated methodical policy — put forward as a public good — massive slaughter results, and can be called a “holocaust.”

History puts a face on leaders who considered mass murder a political “good” — leaders like Adolph Hitler of Germany, Mehmet Talaat of Turkey, Pol Pot of Cambodia, Mao of China and Joseph Stalin of Russia.

But what about American leaders responsible for our own ongoing holocaust: abortion? History has yet to put a face to them, but those who value the sanctity of human life are obligated to ferret them out and hold them responsible. This is the latest in California Catholic Daily’s series, “Faces of the American Holocaust,” in which we put faces to those behind the mass murder of innocents in the U.S.


By R. J. Grace

In a Feb. 14 interview with Al Sharpton on the MSNBC television network, California Sen. Barbara Boxer left no doubt about where she stood on the ongoing conflict between the Catholic Church and the federal government over the HHS contraception mandate. “Let’s use an example,” said Boxer. “Let’s say somebody believes that medicine doesn’t cure anybody of a disease but prayer does and then they decide no medicine. No medicine! Under the Blunt Amendment, they could do just that.”

The amendment, offered by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, would have allowed religious organizations or individual employers with moral objections to opt out of the HHS Mandate. It was defeated in the Senate on March 1 by a vote of 51-48, largely along party lines.

Barbara Levy Boxer is currently one of California’s two senators along with Dianne Feinstein. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she graduated from Brooklyn College and moved to California with her husband in the 1960s. She worked in New York as a stockbroker and in California she worked as a journalist and an aide to U.S. Rep. John L. Burton. Her entry into politics began with a seat on the Marin County Board of Supervisors, where she went on to serve as the board’s first female president. In 1982, Boxer won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 6th District. In 1992, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, and has twice been re-elected since.

Boxer’s voting record on abortion is one of the most radical in the Senate. She consistently votes to legalize abortion at any stage of pregnancy and bitterly argues against any attempt to protect the life of an unborn child.

In 1999, C-SPAN recorded an exchange on the Senate floor between Boxer and then Sen. Rick Santorum, R-PA, over the issue of partial birth abortion, which is the act of delivering a baby feet-first and keeping all but the base of the baby’s head inside. Then a needle is inserted into the base of the baby’s skull and the contents are sucked out, thereby killing the child. Boxer insisted the grisly procedure should be called a “late-term abortion,” and ridiculed Santorum when he pressed her to define when, exactly, she thought it was OK to kill a baby. “Everyone knows what born means,” said Boxer. Santorum didn’t give up. He asked Boxer if she thought it was ok to kill a baby if a toe was still inside the mother? How about a foot? Boxer finally said, “I refuse to answer these questions.”

Boxer has gained quite a reputation for making arguments in defense of abortion that simply defy logic. In a 2009 recorded speech given on the floor of the Senate, Boxer argued that, if laws were proposed to limit Viagra for men, she would refuse to support them. It would be the same thing as laws restricting access to abortion for women, she said.

Boxer’s pro-abortion voting record is so lengthy, it would take up pages. Here are some of the highlights:

1995 Partial Birth Abortion Ban — Boxer voted against it.

1996 Medical Professions Amendment — Would have made it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against medical professionals who refused to learn how to perform abortions. Boxer voted against it.

1996 Overseas Abortion Amendment — Boxer supported unsuccessful efforts to allow use of Department of Defense facilities for privately funded abortions.

1996 Partial Birth /Late Term Abortion Ban — Boxer voted against it.

1997 Partial Birth / Late Term Abortion Ban — Boxer voted against it.

1997 Abortion at Overseas Military Facilities — Would have lifted ban on performing abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas. Boxer voted for it.

1997 Abortion Funding Amendment — Would have continued ban on providing federal funds for abortion except in cases where the woman’s life was in danger or in cases of rape and incest. Boxer voted against it.

1997 Fetal Tissue Research Amendment — Would have prohibited the use of federal funds for research that used fetal tissue obtained through abortion. Boxer voted against it.

1998 Overseas Military Hospital Abortions Amendment — Would have repealed the ban on use of overseas military facilities for performing abortions. Boxer voted for it. (In subsequent years, Boxer continued to back efforts to repeal the ban.)

1998 Partial Birth / Late Term Abortion Bill — Prohibits anyone from knowingly performing a partial birth abortion except in cases where the life of the woman is endangered by a physical disease or disorder, illness or injury. Boxer voted against it.

1999 Ban on Partial-Birth / Late Term Abortion – Boxer voted against it.

1999 Amendment to Express Support for Roe v. Wade — Boxer voted for it.

2003 Prohibit Partial-Birth / Late Term Abortion Bill — Boxer voted against it.

2006 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act — Would have made illegal the practice of transporting underage girls across state lines to get an abortion, thereby avoiding state parental notification laws. Boxer voted against it.

2007 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion — Would have blocked federal funding to organizations that support the practice of forced abortions and sterilizations. Boxer voted against it.

2007 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions — Amendment to prevent federal funds from being given to organizations, with the exception of hospitals, that perform abortions where the mother’s life is not in danger. Boxer voted against it.

2008 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions — Vote to prevent federal funding for abortions under the Indigenous Health Bill, except in cases of rape or incest and/or if the life of the mother is endangered. Boxer voted against it.

2009 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services — Boxer voted to provide federal funding for abortion coverage.

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  1. Canisius says:

    Boxer is vile baby murdering ghoul….may she be judged harshly

  2. Looks like the face of Barbara Boxer.

  3. Abeca Christian says:

    Abortion is so horrific. God help us put an end to this holocaust!

  4. The California equivalents of the evil witches constantly stiring the cauldron with their evil disguised as “for the good of the people”. …. Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein. The older and richer they become, the worse they have gotten. I truly hope God Rewards them totally for their arrogance disguising their corruption as human beings.

    • Anne T. says:

      Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog. Adder’s fork and blind worm’s sting — for a charm of powerful trouble.Like a hell broth boil and bubble.

      Macbeth (IV,i14-15)

      Sounds quite right for this trinity

  5. What is the difference of the Boxers in China that killed millions of Christians and this Boxer, except for the skin color? The end result is the same: dead bodies!! +JMJ+

  6. There is nothing one can say about Barbara Boxer except to pray for her. The devil has found a kindered spirit.

  7. boxer has botched it with her support for killing the unborn.

    why is it that some people care about saving the whales (good thing), protecting the environnet (good thing), makeing our food safe (good thing), but then are so loonily pro-abortion (bad thing)?

    if you care about GOD’S creation, that MUST include babies in the womb.

    • Catherine says:

      max, The answer to your above question lies in the same answer you gave about Father Illo’s toothpaste. It is interesting that you would talk about others for supporting the whales and the environment but not supporting what is right and good. Why do you care about white teeth toothpaste commercials when our country is faced with having their religious freedom removed? You too ignored what is right and good along with the more important fact that those two Catholic priests are faithfully carrying out the teachings of the Catholic Church. You used a trademark tactic of humor to focus on toothpaste commercials instead. You deliberately deflected and distracted attention away from the most important focus which is faithfulness and obedience to Church teaching. max, Your posts sound like the priest who wore the Barney costume at the infamous Halloween Mass. He also uses your same trademark tactic of humor to deflect, distract and protect an agenda.

    • Canisius says:

      max you seem pretty smart, liberals hate the unborn, they are in essence of luciferians ie they see man as the problem so they have no issue with killing the unborn. I on the other hand love chopping down trees, hunting, eating red meat, but like babies born and unborn…

  8. Here in Rancho Mirage, CA., two of the most notorious abortion
    supporters are Barbara Boxer and the late owner of an abortion
    mill who died within the last two years.

  9. Well, her position is justified because of my fellow Californians who continue to vote her into power. We are sure stupid. I wish we would learn how to vote for life. God Love You.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    This is what we’re up against here in California…..Between her,
    Pelosi and Speier, and at least two of them professing to be ‘Catholic’…..
    These women need many prayers!!!

  11. Bob Fasanello says:

    We need to offer prayers and reparations for Boxer, et al., before it is too late for their immortal souls. May God have mercy on us all.

  12. After having read this grim and depressing article about this unfortunate person and her supporters I felt like I would make a good floor mop, but,praise God I came across the most uplifting article in Lifesitenews.com on a pro-life business in Cincinnati that splashes huge pictures of beautiful babies on all their trucks . It would be a pickerupper for some of you to read…JTM Food Group is their name. They’re a wonderful antidote to the boxers and pelosis of this world!

  13. I agree with Amy. If all these tiny little people could be piled up, like the bodies in the concentration camps, and she could view them, would she even then change her mind? The henchmen of Hitler didn’t! Pure evil.

  14. This article would surely make you wonder what is wrong with us – the voters in California – when this evil minded woman keeps on getting re elected to office time and time again. Do we ever hear about the evil of these pro abortion politicans from the altar. Some of these pro abortion politicians are even active members of their parishes and at times have been lectors and eucharistic ministers. What kind of a message is this sending to fellow parishioners? Not a good one.

  15. Idaho Pete says:

    During one of the debates on the partial birth ban I heard the actual words of Boxer where she declared that she didn’t care if the babies felt any pain, as their bodies were being torn apart. Since my birth in 1941 I was always taught and did believe that the female of our species was a protector and nurturer of the young. I was totally left in shock by her words. Also the MASS MURDER of the unborn shamefully has a large Catholic politcian’s face on it and the Church is doing little to correct the situation thus at some date in the future it and that generation will have to bear that guilt which is being passed on to them.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Barbara Boxer did go to a Catholic schools as did I believe Feinstein (It obviously did no good), but I don’t think either of them are even baptized catholics!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

      • Anne T. says:

        No, I doubt they were ever baptized, Kenneth. They are of Jewish descent and are extremely liberals Jews. Probably of the kind called “reformed” which means no rules at all like leberal Protestants — just make up your own — if they go to synogogue at all.

        • Anne T. says:

          I suppose they do have rules against such things as theft but not on the sexual issues, or they would not be pushing unbridled abortion or “marriages” between the same sex, which are anathema to Orthodox Jews and most Conservative Jews, although some of the Conservatives are caving in on the marriage issue.


    How this woman (it’s hard for me to even refer to her as one) beat Carly Fiorina is puzzling to me. It was either the depth so low in the level of stupidity California have sunk to in falling for such a farce or it was massive fraud!
    There is a special place in HELL reserved for Mam’ Boxer

  17. Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) 14 20 And the press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the press, up to the horses’ bridles, for a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (Douay-Rheims). Calculations: The volume of blood from the average aborted baby is 150ml. The total estimated volume of aborted baby blood in the USA over the past 40 years of approximately 50 million babies equals about 250 cubic feet. The column length at, say, the height of a horse’s bridle of 5 feet and the width of a street in Biblical times of 10 feet stretches about one mile. The comparable image in this Apocalyptic verse runs about 75 miles. So considering the world wide number of abortions from the early twentieth century could amount to close to this 75 mile column of blood from babies.

  18. Anne T. says:

    I hate to tell you, but as a native Californian many have come to this state thinking they can do anything in the name of “liberty” which is really only licentiousness in the way they interpret liberty, even if it destroys children and society. Quite frankly, the pro-lifers here in California are the only ones who really give a darn about abortion. Most, even some Catholics, want it or are indifferent to it. Whenever I mention the evil of abortion to many Californians they just say, “Oh, I don’t care about that,” or “I am pro-choice.” And when one starts to tell them what the choice is, they do not want to talk about it any further.Some, quite frankly, are in culpable ignorance through their own choice. You know, “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” when it is their duty to see, hear and speak. The catechism calls that the sin of omission.

    • Jacques says:

      Sorry to say, Anne, these purported catholics who “don’t care about that” are not catholic at all. They are cowards, they are insensitive, they are egocentered, they are manipulated by the media: The exact definition of former catholic faithfuls who have apostazied.

  19. Both of the US Senators from CA, and many of their Congressional and State Representatives support the GENOCIDE of unborn babies – most of whom are DEMOCRATS. People of good will must out the evil by EDUCATING themselves and VOTING. With the use of the internet, there are no excuses for ignorant voting. There is no such thing as the ‘liberty’ to kill an innocent human being.

  20. Diane Feinstein did go to a Catholic High School in S.F., CA. It is
    Convent of the Sacred Heart. Her mother was a Catholic but Diane
    chose to follow the faith of her father who was Jewish.

    Barbara Boxer is Jewish. Jackie Spier is a Catholic and attended Catholic schools. She calls herself a Catholic but votes 100 per cent for Abortion. How you can call yourself a practicing Catholic and vote for the murder of the unborn is a difficult thing to understand. Maybe she was out of school the day the Sisters at Mercy High School explained what abortion is and how it is the taking of innocent human life.

    And we all know that Nancy Pelosi claims to be a devout Catholic but her voting record would indicate otherwise. How do we explain these Catholic women who do not protect the unborn is a question that is not
    explainable. Perhaps, Archbishop George Neiderauer could have another heart to heart talk with Nancy Pelosi and include Jackie Spier
    the second time around.

  21. Cole Thornton says:

    How about Cal Cath Daily adding a new twist to your ‘American Holocaust’ series, “Catholic bishops funding the American Holocaust”. Lifesite News reports that the group getting the most funding from the USCCB’s Catholic Relief Services (CRS), $5.3 MILLION, is the international relief and development organization CARE. CARE “actively promotes and provides contraceptives for women in developing countries, and supports pro-abortion groups and legislation. The revenues that CARE receives are fungible, any funds given them would automatically support their whole program—including abortion lobbying and contraception. When asked if, given the evidence on CARE, CRS would end its partnership with the organization, CRS Communications Director John Rivera said “no.” He indicated that concerns had already been raised and dismissed”. In an article titled “A Request for President Obama” on the CARE website, CARE clearly expresses its hostility to anti-abortion legislation: “Thankfully, on Election Day, we did not choose four more years of conservative, unsympathetic leaders. Under the previous administration, we simply made it far too difficult for women outside of the U.S. to access reproductive-health and family-planning services”. Basically CRS is saying that since contraceptives are not the primary mission of CARE then it is okay to fund the majority of the ‘good stuff’ that CARE does. So the USCCB is telling us out of one side of its mouth that you can’t force the Church to provide contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs in health care insurance for Church related employees, but out of the other side of its mouth the USCCB is funding to the tune of $5.3 MILLION a relief agency that is promoting contraceptives and abortion drugs and services.

  22. When I was a Cub Scout, they gave us an afternoon field trip to the workplace of one of the other boy’s fathers. His father had some kind of medical lab, where there was a lot of tissue preparation or examination. The man was Jewish, and at some point in the tour, he pulled down a very large jar filled with liquid and as it got closer we all could see a human fetus in it. He explained that it was six months of gestation. His words were sparse, just enough to say that. And the way he treated it was with a mysterious reverence. I immediately understood, and so did the other boys, at least some of them.

  23. Roe v Wade is a 1973 Texas thing. Texas had to take their fight to the Supreme Court. Texas in their redneck arrogance lost and unrestrained abortion was turned loose because of them. Texas lost and took all the States rights concerning abortion and flushed them all down the toilet.
    Abortion has to be ironed out in Congress and signed into law by the President. It takes a long time to legislate abortion. The Supreme Court is not a shortcut and the same thinking arrogant people want to spend more wasted years going back to the Supreme Court. Fight for States rights on abortion. Make that Constitutional so the States can legislate their own reasonable abortion laws.

    • Cole Thornton says:

      “Redneck arrogance”? The rest of your comments I won’t even bother with!

    • I like the redneck part, but I can’t see how “redneck arrogance” is not an oxymoron. How the heck can a redneck be arrogant? Seems impossible. I think this question calls for looking up redneck arrogance on youtube. I’ll get back to y’all.

  24. Nope, no sech thang as a arrowgant redneck.

  25. Jerry of California says:

    Wasn’t Roe vs. Wade intended to stop “back alley abortions”? Yet unsafe “back alley” type abortions continue today in many abortion clinics as now has become quite apparent with the Gosnell trial and is becoming transparent in other abortion slaughter houses. So the US Senate attempts to do something about this with “The Gosnell Hearings Resolution”. Which would attempt to at least insure cleanliness, etc. in these slaughter houses. And who is it that blocks the resolution, none other then Barbara Boxer (CA) and Rich Blumenthall (CN). So much for her concern about women’s health!

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