Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tapes Reveal Nixon’s View of Abortion

As you might expect, not the most enlightened views:

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.”
New York Times

No comments: