From the NYT:
On Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down laws criminalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade, President Richard M. Nixon made no public statement. But the next day, newly released tapes reveal, he privately 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.'
Gross. All in one breath, comparing interracial pregnancy to rape? Yeah, Nixon, children from a “black and a white” are always bad. Bad like rape.
I’d like to introduce you to our President. You know, the one that came from a black and a white.