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 an occasional California Catholic Daily series, “Faces of the American Holocaust,” in which we put faces to those behind the mass murder of innocents in the U.S.

Barack Obama

By C. Topeth

There is no one in the history of the United States who has exercised as much power as a champion of the slaughter of unborn human beings, than President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama’s record of pro-abortion actions, appointments, pledges, statements, and votes is presented in a chronological report here – 241 items listed with dates.

While other politicians such as California Congressman Henry Waxman have a history of laying the legislative foundation for the killing of unborn babies, no one in the United States has wielded more power than Obama in advancing the abortion agenda of Planned Parenthood.

While Obama was an Illinois state senator from 2000 to 2004, he opposed “born alive” state legislation to protect the lives of babies who were born alive during abortions.

Obama has become the public face for Planned Parenthood, the organization which has become the largest promoter and performer of abortions in the United States. During the 2012 Presidential election debates, Obama mentioned Planned Parenthood so often that it seemed he was doing infomercials.

Obama appointed Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic, to be his secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius was a supporter of abortion as governor of Kansas where she allied herself with the late-term abortionist, George Tiller.

Obama and Sebelius launched the HHS Mandate which would require Catholic institutions and Catholic employers to provide coverage for contraceptives including abortion-inducing drugs to their employees.

Obama publicly stated his willingness to have his own grandchildren killed by abortion:  “I’ve got two daughters, nine years old and six years old.  I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals.  But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”  (Town Hall Meeting in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, March 29, 2008).

While the presidential campaign for Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is emphasizing the need to improve the economy, President Obama is campaigning on Planned Parenthood’s claim that there is a  “war on women.”

The real stakes in the 2102 election center on presidential appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court.

During his present term in office, President Obama has appointed and the U.S. Senate confirmed two pro-abortion women justices, Sonia Sotomayor (2009) and Elena Kagan (2010), to lifetime appointments on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood, representing the abortion industry, is panicked that one of the pro-abortion justices such as the ailing 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Rights Union, might retire or die and allow for the appointment of a pro-life justice who might tip the majority in favor of overturning Roe v Wade.

On June 27, 2012, the New York Times ran a story that revealed the liberal/pro-abortion anxiety regarding the outcome of the presidential election. “This election could shape the court for decades to come,” said Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, a liberal advocacy group.”

P.S. As Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life has stated: “America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion.” See the Priests for Life abortion photos.