New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a gathering of social conservatives Friday that the nation’s decades-long “war on drugs” has failed and that incarceration is not the cure for drug addiction.
Mr. Christie, who is eying a presidential run in 2016, said that to be truly pro-life, conservatives should stand up for the victims of drug addiction just as they stand up for unborn babies.
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“There needs to be a culture of life that Pope John Paul II spoke about,” Mr. Christie said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. “From the womb to natural death, we need to be there even for those who stumble and fall. To be there to pick them up. To be there for the true meaning, the complete meaning of being pro-life.”
The address marked Mr. Christie’s first to…
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