Quotes of the Day

“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white . . .”

Richard M Nixon.
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And Andrew Sullivan observes:

“So the 37th president would have aborted the 44th.”

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Quotes of the Day

  1. Veronica Abbass says:

    Where is the remainder of this sentence? Andrew Sullivan’s observation is ridiculous; he goes from the general to the particular: Richard M Nixon was not a doctor; therefore, he would not have performed an abortion.

  2. santitafarella says:

    Veronica:

    The full quote from the NY Times:

    “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.'”

    —Santi

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