29 June 2009
When you thought Richard Nixon’s reputation couldn’t be tarnished further....
Last week, the New York Times carried a report concerning the release of new tape recordings and documents made public on Tuesday (23 June) by the Nixon Presidential Library.
Although Nixon made no public statement on Roe v Wade (which 22 January, 1973 struck down laws criminalizing abortion) one segment indicates that he was worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.”
However he did see a need for abortion in some cases: “There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he said before adding, “Or a rape.”
The tapes were recorded by the secret microphones in the Oval Office from January and February 1973
So there you have it - yet another vile comment from one of the USA’s vilest presidents. I am not sure what could show him in a even worse light... a photo of him sodomising Checkers perhaps?