Nixon saw interracial pregnancy as grounds for abortion
A remarkable bit of history from Charlie Savage, who is listening to newly released Nixon tapes: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.”
Barack Obama was 11 at the time.
Interesting in its own right, for sure. However, what's with the tag?