N.J. governor says abortion is issue ‘whose time has come’

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a anti-abortion rally Monday on the steps of the State House to mark the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion.

Christie, New Jersey’s first anti-abortion governor since the Roe vs. Wade ruling, thanked hundreds of anti-abortion demonstrators for braving the cold. Christie said they have a governor who will stand up for the protection of every human life.

“What I encourage all of you to do is what I will continue to do, which is to speak calmly and clearly and forthrightly for the idea that this is an issue whose time has come,” he said.

Christie says he was not always against abortion. He changed his position after hearing the heartbeat of his unborn daughter 15 years ago.

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Senate Democratic Leader Barbara Buono said there’s nothing objectionable about Christie’s personal stance against abortion. But she said she is troubled by his using his office to promote an anti-abortion agenda.

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