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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nixon supported abortion in cases “When you have a black and a white”

Peter Smith with LifeSiteNews.com reported today that US President Richard Nixon supported abortion in extreme cases, like preventing mixed-race babies.

Smith wrote:

Although US President Richard Nixon remained silent on the landmark 1973 Supreme Court rulings that legalized abortion on demand, newly released tapes show the disgraced President actually believed legal abortion was “necessary” in certain cases, such as when the baby was of mixed-race or conceived through rape.

The information has come to light thanks to the Nixon Presidential Library releasing today over 154 hours of tape recordings from the Nixon White House that were recorded in January and February 1973.

Although the quality of the recordings are poor, Nixon and an aide held a conversation recorded on January 23, 1973, discussing that day’s Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

“This in effect shows the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional state laws” on abortion restrictions, Nixon says, adding that any 14-year-old girl who “gets knocked up” would be able to get an abortion for “five dollars.”

“I know that there are times when abortions are necessary. I know that,” Nixon tells an aide, then adding, “When you have a black and a white.”

The aide interrupts, “or for rape,” to which Nixon quickly responds, “or rape."

However, Nixon and the aide express their reservations for allowing abortion on demand. The aide says it promotes “permissiveness” and “promiscuousness.” Nixon replies that “it breaks the family.”

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on June 23, 2009 | Permalink


Those remarks weren't surprising, considering it was over 35 years ago, and he was an old white man. He probably believed he was being kind, by sparing a mixed-race child the pain of racial discrimination. Then again, maybe he was just plain racist.

There were probably much worse things said on those tapes. This guy ordered bombing runs on Vietnam and Cambodia, that dropped more ordnance than all of WW2. I'd say that might be more serious than a crack about mixed race pregnancy.

Posted by: dp | 2009-06-23 11:40:36 PM

Is there any particular reason we're suddenly seeing several rehashes of what Nixon did 35 years ago? It wouldn't be because Emery is about to go to prison and Nixon is credited with beginning the "war on drugs," is it?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-06-23 11:57:27 PM

Chinese workers in Israel sign no-sex contract

Better to follow the Israeli example and ban interracial sex, then aborting mixed race babies is a non issue.

Posted by: DJ | 2009-06-24 12:09:14 AM

I was curious about the whole interracial vs "line-breeding" issue, and decided to do some snooping. I came across this little jewel.


Apparently, I'm nothing but an inbred hillbilly. The proof is right there in the mirror.

Only one of my kids has brown eyes, from his mother. I'm so ashamed for reproducing.

Posted by: dp | 2009-06-24 10:12:58 AM

Be inbred and be proud brother. Race is a very large extended family with some inbreeding. An Icelandic study showed that marrying third cousins is the evolutionary sweet spot. Over three generations, more descendants were born. The main problem is that blue eyes are a recessive trait. Brown eyes are the dominant trait. Your brown eyed son most likely carries the gene and will have blue eyed children as long as he marries a Northern European. If he marries Chinese or African then fugetaboutit.

Like New York's Syrian Jewish community says:

“Never accept a convert or a child born of a convert,” Kassin told me by phone, summarizing the message. “Push them away with strong hands from our community. Why? Because we don’t want gentile characteristics.” ...

Posted by: DJ | 2009-06-24 1:44:16 PM

My new partner is Chinese, but we're a bit past child rearing age. I wonder sometimes what our offspring would have been like. I had oriental features as a kid, and the bullies used to call me "chink". I suppose they'd laugh if they saw me now.

I (obviously) have nothing against interracial marriage, but it's only natural for people to want their offspring to look like them. My kids were constantly being compared to one side of the family, or the other. I think they have a little of both, and expecting a clone of yourself is not practical.

My brown-eyed son has some features I wish I had. He doesn't sunburn as badly as the rest of us, he has nicer hair, and will have a better chance of survival when the invaders take control.

My blue-eyed sons have much sharper eyesight, they don't have to shave as often, and their eyes change colour when they get really angry. That last feature came in handy when they were younger. I knew when to intervene, before people got hurt.

My dad's eyes were emerald green. Is that just a variation of the brown eye gene?

Posted by: dp | 2009-06-24 2:36:06 PM

Here's a good place to start.

“Green eyes probably represent the interaction of multiple variants within the OCA2 and in other genes, including perhaps the red-hair gene,”

Blue-eyed people "better strategic thinkers"

Posted by: DJ | 2009-06-24 2:56:25 PM

Like New York's Syrian Jewish community says:
“Never accept a convert or a child born of a convert,”
Posted by: DJ | 2009-06-24 1:44:16 PM

Like this kid in London.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-06-25 2:24:16 PM

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