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 Adolf 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.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN

By R. J. Grace

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein is a native of San Francisco, elected in 1969 to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and, in 1978, as the first woman to serve as the board’s president. Later that year, she later became San Francisco’s first female mayor when she succeeded Mayor George Moscone after he and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated in city hall. As mayor, she hosted the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. In 1990, she won the Democratic nomination for governor of California, but lost to then U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson in the general election. Feinstein won a 1992 special election held to fill Wilson’s seat in the Senate after he was elected governor — a seat she still holds today. She is up for re-election to her fourth six-year term in November.

In her candidate’s statement for the 2012 Senate race, Feinstein states that she will remain “unwavering in protecting a woman’s right to choose against all assaults,” a statement that underscores her solid history in the Senate of promoting abortion. On March 1, for example, Feinstein joined her Democratic colleagues in the Senate in voting down the Blunt Amendment. The amendment would have amended President Obama’s healthcare law with a provision prohibiting federal regulations such as the recent HHS contraception mandate.

Feinstein’s “unwavering” commitment to abortion rights spans her career. In 2009, she voted against a measure that would have prohibited the use of any U.S. money sent to the United Nations to promote and perform forced abortions. In 2008, Feinstein voted no on a bill that would have included an unborn child as eligible for child health benefits under a federally-sponsored children’s health insurance program. The same year, she voted against funding the Child Custody Protection Act, a law that prevents children from being taken across state lines to obtain an abortion in violation of state parental notification laws.

In 2007, Feinstein voted in favor of a bill that would have extended the use of embryonic stems cells in scientific research. The same year, she also voted against a bill that would have prohibited the Department of Health and Human Services from providing federal grants to organizations that perform abortions.

In 2004, Feinstein voted against the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, a bill that would have made it a crime to kill an unborn child during the commission of another crime. She voted no even though the bill excluded any acts of the mother with respect to her pregnancy.

In 2003, Feinstein voted against a bill that would have banned partial birth abortions. She voted against similar bans on the grisly procedure in 1997 and 1995.

Feinstein is endorsed by Emily’s List, a political action committee dedicated to promoting and supporting politicians who are pro-abortion. She also has a 100% rating from NARAL for her pro-abortion voting record. The National Right to Life Committee rates her 0%.

 

READER COMMENTS

Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 2:23 AM By charlio
”Never again?” ALREADY!


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 5:32 AM By JMJ
Those ratings mean nothing to God; it is how He will rate her when she takes her last breath and if she doesn’t repent, her “report card” will be sent down to hell, along with her, and she will join the ranks in the ‘dishonor hall of shame’. +JMJ+


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 5:59 AM By St. Christopher
It is up to the voters of CA. Too bad that the voters seem tone deaf to the morals of the candidates for whom they vote. At the State and local levels, look who they return to power every time. In fact, the votes of CA get what they pay for (or actually do not pay for as many of them pay no taxes at all). And, the Congress is pretty much going the same way as CA. Very little lasting hope here, particularly as the voter frame of reference is wrong. In fact, the bishops’ suffer from the same thing — thanks to its voting guide, President Obama was elected. And, many very recent Catholic politicians and clergy (including the Franciscans that supported the recall of Gov. Walker of WI), continue to point to the USCCB “Faithful Citizenship” guide as a basis for supporting pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage, pro-blah,blah (as long as the total scorecard is positive). The final blame for the USCCB, of course, rests with the Vatican, which is blinded with its post-Vatican II sense of power-sharing with the “Office of bishops” (which does not exist in pre-Vatican II Catholic life). Many Senator Feinstein’s will be elected, and many bishops will continue to tingle with the thought of re-electing President Obama.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 6:45 AM By Jeff
Of course this is all bad stuff. But at least Ms Feinstein is not Catholic. This is where the great harm is caused by CATHOLIC politicians who have a similar resume.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 6:58 AM By JLS
Devil with the blue dress on. The other Calif senator, Boxer, is the devil with the red dress on. They both got elected on the free sex ballot, and at this point in the state’s slide towards Gomorrah, that ballot still holds sway.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 7:33 AM By markrite
In other words, Feinstein is as fanatically devoted to the snuffing of unborn human life for any & all reasons or no reason at all as her political leader in the white house, snuff obama. And she is clearly dangerous to all unborn humans at whatever stage of growth, even in the last month of pregnancy. I often wonder what exactly is it with so many of these lethal democratic women; are they possessed of an evil spirit, like the possessed of Earling, Iowa back in the ‘twenties? Or are they just so normal in every other way, but they just have this “thing,” when it comes to “choice” and the “rights” of wimmin when it comes to the preborn? Anyone else have a theory? GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 7:34 AM By Camille
Feinstein profited by the death of Moscone and ever since that has continued to profit politically from the deaths of pre born babies. What else can one say?


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 7:52 AM By Catherine
Senator Diane “Feinstein’s “unwavering” commitment to abortion rights spans her career.” In other words, Diane Feinstein could not be prouder of her own Senatorial record of consistently working to slaughter helpless and innocent unborn baby girls and unborn baby boys. Hitler had an “unwavering” commitment to slaughter the Jews and anyone else who was deemed undesirable. Like Diane Feinstein, Hitler was also proud of his career of killing innocent people. Diane Feinstein’s record is particularly heinous because she has targeted the legislative murdering of America’s most vulnerable. Our unborn children. This mass murdering of innocent human beings apparently does not matter to Senator Feinstein because she has convinced herself that her “unwavering” brand of murder is noble. How does one wake up in the morning and comfortably look into a mirror with the reflection of a mass murderer staring back? The answer is simple. Godlessness! On June 16, 1986 Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta addressed this Godlessness at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach California. Blessed Mother Teresa said that America has gained technology but America has lost God. The American flag waving on a tall flagpole fell across the stage right in front of Mother Teresa the second after she finished saying these words, “The downfall of America will come through the sin of abortion.” Contrast the “unwavering”evil career of Senator Diane Feinstein with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s warning and these words, “I see God in every human being. When I wash the lepers wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience.” Like Hitler, a day is coming where Diane Feinstein will have to give an account to Almighty God for her own Godlessness. God’s Supreme Justice will be unwavering. “See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10 Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 7:52 AM By Sue
In November, PLEASE VOTE for a PRO-LIFE alternative (Elizabeth Emken I believe?)! Feinstein needs to be kicked out of office NOW!!! She and Barbara Boxer are extremely toxic to our pro-life cause!!! (needless to say).


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 7:53 AM By perrywRinkle
Our California Catholic Daily can DAILY keep the blisters growing on Feinstein better than most published sources. Keep her away from those bunion pads which her money sources provide! Diane, stop admiring yourself in your mirror. You really don’t want to know how you look! Congratulations, CCD!


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 8:12 AM By Bud 
She is a big mouthed arrogant member of the troika withches in the Hollywood Cauldron, i.e., first and foremost, Pelosi, Feinstein and even lesbian reps one of which introducing a bill to not require a doctor present at an abortion. These post menopausal and botoxed women as as usual of the California trash is getting richer everyday.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 8:32 AM By Nancy LaVeque
She is up for election? Californians, you KNOW what is the right thing to do.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 8:41 AM By Laurette Elsberry
Can we say that Feinstein’s “culture of death” career was put on the fast track with the murder of the diabolic sodomite Harvey Milk?


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 9:02 AM By Sarah
Dianne Feinstein is seeking re-election for a fourth six-year term as senator, which, if successful, would give her six more years to vote for laws that promote the killing of babies through abortion, including the horrific partial birth abortions and stem cell research. It would be a sin for a Catholic to vote for her. Just because a person has always voted for a certain political party, does not make it right to vote for a promoter of a holocaust. If one has any doubts about the morality of abortion and stem cell research, read the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 9:40 AM By Clemmie
W are outnumbered, outflanked and out manuevered in California. It’s a hopeless cause with Feinstein, Boxer, Brown, Pelosi and the rest of them. Just pray. That’s all we can do.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 9:56 AM By JLS
I suspect that Laurette may intuitively be onto something.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 11:27 AM By Maryanne Leonard
I owned in a large townhome next to Diane Feinstein’s cousin when Diane was still a San Francisco politico. Diane and her husband came down to Mountain View regularly for Thanksgivings, the holidays, and many occasions throughout the year, and we got to know them. The photograph accompanying this article accurately reflects my recollection of her style of communicating.


Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 12:26 PM By Laurette Elsberry
Interesting to recall that back in 1990, when she was running for Governor, Feinstein stated that she thought that sex-selection abortion should be outawed. What made her change her mind? Planned Parenthood?