Janet M. LaRue

For those who think Boxer was making a point and not a barb, when did Boxer ever ask former Secretary of State Madelyn Albright whether she had an “immediate family” who would “pay the price” of her troop deployments to Bosnia and Somalia?

Thursday was classic and classless Boxer style. She gets away with boorish behavior because it’s not likely that a person responsible for upholding the dignity of high public office will respond in kind. For that you need a seat in Congress.

Boxer’s smarmy statement would not only disqualify millions of Americans from having an opinion on the war, she admittedly would disqualify herself. But bare logic won’t keep Boxer’s briefs in her drawer.

So here are a few questions for Sen. Boxer:

  • Aren’t the U.S. economy, the social security system and military readiness paying the price of 47 million abortions?

  • Why don’t you value the opinion of women who’ve paid the immediate price of infertility because of a “safe and legal” abortion?

  • How did seven male Supremes incapable of paying the immediate price have any basis to know if abortion is good for women?

  • Is it solely the immediate family that pays the price of fatherless families?

  • Since taxpayers pay the immediate price of out-of-wedlock births, why don’t you respect our opinion when we tell you that teaching kids abstinence is more effective than a wink and a condom?

  • Is it only those with children or grandchildren in public schools who pay the immediate price of a failing educational system? By the way, where is your grandchild enrolled?

  • Aren’t you forever telling us that same-sex “marriage” is appropriate because family is more than children, parents and grandparents?

  • Since you’re not the adoptive parent or potential adoptive parent of an embryonic “Snowflake Baby,” you won’t be paying the immediate price of their destruction, will you? So why is your advocacy of embryonic stem cell research worth a fig leaf?

A class contender needs more than a left jab.

Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.