Ah, the fabled Conservative ‘Culture of Life’, mother of the War in Iraq…
Nixon supported abortion … For interracial babies
White House audio recording released on Tuesday show that former President Richard M. Nixon — arguably the most hated Republican president in U.S. history and the only one to resign due to ongoing criminal scandals — was a supporter of legal abortion in certain circumstances … Like rape.
Or, interracial babies.
From The New York Times:
On Jan. 23, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down state criminal abortion laws in Roe v. Wade, President Richard M. Nixon made no public statement. But privately, newly released tapes reveal, he expressed ambivalence.
Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.” But he also saw a need for abortion in some cases, such as interracial pregnancies.
“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding: “Or a rape.”
While a majority of the audio recorded in the Oval Office during Nixon’s administration has been released to the public, some tapes had such poor audio quality that archivists were unable to determine if the conversations were on classified matters. The Times noted that new advances in restoration technology allowed the new disclosures.
Let’s see: practically the first thing Nixon did as President was the illegal bombing of Cambodia, which destabilized the country and allowed the Khmer Rouge to come into power, which lead to the Cambodian Genocide and the deaths of 2 million people.
No wonder Bob Dole cried at his funeral.