On Jan. 23, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down laws criminalizing abortion 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 — like interracial pregnancies, he said.
“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.”
—”From Nixon Tapes, Ambivalence Over Abortion, Not Watergate,” The New York Times, June 23, 2009
I’m not surprised at all at Nixon’s anti-interracial(Black man and White woman)remark. That’s a sentiment prominant Whites have held for centuries. Remember the incident in Maine three years ago when Katelyn Kampf’s parents abducted her and tried to force her to abort her biracial child. Or the racist/sexist remark by a Michigan sheriff nearly 20 years ago when he said that he was against all abortions except when it involved a Black man and a White woman.
These people are just evil and racist. Unfortunately, attitudes still exist to this day.