When I watched the new documentary Maafa 21 last weekend (read my snapshot review here and Matt Abbott's in-depth review here) I was shocked to learn President Nixon was pro-abortion and pro-population control of blacks.
Then on June 23 the Nixon Presidential Libraryreleased 154 hours of secret audiotapes Nixon made during the most critical point in U.S. history re: abortion, January and February 1973.
Reported the New York Times on June 23...
On Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down laws criminalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade... 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."
About that Gregg Cunningham at the Center for Bioethical Reform blog noted:
Ah, as regards the former, that would be Pres. Barack Obama, who "had a black and a white" parent [pictured right]. It is also stunning that Mr. Nixon assessed a bi-racial couple as an evil on the same order of magnitude as a sexual assault. Both, in his view, justified killing the resulting but innocent baby.
Earlier in the same conversation he expressed concern that abortion was undesirable because "it breaks the family." He apparently believed that the need to kill mixed-race babies was so compelling that it justified "breaking" inter-racial families.
But as Maafa 21revealed, from tapes released previously, Nixon was also interested in targeting blacks. (Thanks to Matt Abbott for transcribing.)
March 30, 1972
Nixon: A majority of people in CO voted for abortion, I think a majority of people in MI are for abortion, I think in both cases, well, certainly in MI they will vote for it because they think that what's going to be aborted generally are the little black bastards.
Unidentified Staff: Sure.
April 3, 1972
Nixon: ... as I told you and we talked about it earlier, that a hell of a lot of people want to control all the Negro bastards.
Unidentified Staff: Yeah.
Nixon: Isn't that really true?
Unidentified Staff: Yeah
April 3, 1972
Nixon: You know what we are talking about - population control?
Unidentified Staff: Sure
Nixon: We're talking really - and what John Rockefeller really realizes - look, the people in what we call the "our class" control their populations. Sometimes they'll have a family of 6, or 7, or 8, or 9, but it's exception.
Unidentified Staff: Sure.
Nixon: People who don't control their families are people in - the people who shouldn't have kids. Now that's...
Unidentified Staff: The black population in the city of San Francisco has gone from 3k - right after World War II - to where they represent 30% of the population of San Francisco.
Unidentified Staff: Yes sir.
About the newly released tapes The Los Angeles Times wrote on June 24:
Discussing Nixon's political opposition, [then-aide Chuck] Colson says it included "the blacks and the poor."
In the 60s and 70s past and present presidents from both parties - Eisenhower, Ford, Johnson, Nixon, and Truman - worked with eugenics organizations, particularly Planned Parenthood, to push preborn genocide of blacks.
As prolifeprolove at the SuzyB blognoted yesterday, the new information on Nixon and abortion "holds significant weight for the pro-life cause because it re-emphasizes the foundations of the reasoning behind abortion clinics - population control and race control."
They absolutely cannot. If they condemn any elective abortion committed for any reason they open a Pandora's box for themselves.
Interestingly, Obama hasn't and can't say anything either.
Well, he could, but we'd be right there asking why he opposes the abortion of a particular "fetus" nonperson. What makes one fetus different or more special than another?