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A recent report from the New York Times reveals a dark side about former President, Richard Nixon’s view on abortion especially concerning biracial children.

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.

“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.”

This means that Nixon would’ve believed it was necessary for Obama’s mother to have an abortion because he was the product of a black and a white.