Tricky Dick

Nixon: Abort Mixed Race Babies

The newest batch of tapes released by the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California will hardly help the infamous president's image. That they're profanity-laced should come as no surprise. According to the Los Angeles Times, the ever-charming Nixon told aid Chuck Colson after the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion, "There are times when abortions are necessary—I know that...Suppose you have a black and a white, or a rape." Nixon also said that he'd "cut off the head" of the South Vietnamese leader to end the war. The tapes span January and February 1973, covering Nixon's second inauguration, the Hanoi peace deal, and the trial of the Watergate burglars.