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.I wouldn't put it past Nixon to think that he associated interracial love with the old, hateful notion that black men were always after white women.
"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."
Oh, Tricky Dick. When will history ever vindicate you?