#1 Tapes Reveal Nixon’s View of Abortion06-23-2009, 06:13 PM
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kpete (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-23-09 03:41 PM
Tapes Reveal Nixon’s View of Abortion
Source: New York Times
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: June 23, 2009
WASHINGTON — 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.”
Nine months later, after Nixon precipitated the resignations of two top Justice Department officials and forced the firing of the special prosecutor looking into the Watergate affair, Ronald Reagan, who was then the governor of California and would later be president, told the White House that he heartily approved.
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Towlie (996 posts) Tue Jun-23-09 03:50 PM
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4. “There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,”
That's unbelievable. Did Nixon say that abortion is necessary to prevent a baby like Barack Obama from being born?
We have a real dilema here!
06-23-2009, 06:27 PMDid Nixon say that abortion is necessary to prevent a baby like Barack Obama from being born?
There were probably more a-hole's like Robert Byrd in the Democrat party who fretted about mixed race babies than Republicans.
06-23-2009, 08:30 PM
Abortion should always be available on demand (hey, it's like renting a movie!) unless they don't like your reasons for getting one. Then it's just sick. DUmmies crack me up.Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
06-23-2009, 09:49 PMPfcHammer (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-23-09 08:16 PM
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25. Bill Benett was advocating kill all African-American chilren
I just want to reach into the monitor sometimes and pull these bastards out and pound their faces in!
06-23-2009, 10:50 PM
what are they going to say when they finally find the gay gene and everyone starts aborting gay babies?Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
06-24-2009, 08:17 AM
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I'm not surprised Nixon was "ambivalent" about abortion; most Republican politicians didn't particularly care then, and it was before they felt like they had to make boilerplate statements about how bad it was. I'm disappointed, but not overly surprised, at the racist angle of his remarks."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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