Gov. Christie backs proposed stricter abortion regulations

Gov. Chris Christie is backing federal legislation that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy.



The governor endorsed the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" in a statement to the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.



Gov. Christie says he believes the proposed ban on abortions at five months of pregnancy could bring both sides together and urged Congress to take swift action.



The governor was once in favor of abortion rights, but says he changed his mind after hearing his daughter's heartbeat when his wife was pregnant with their second child. He says he believes every life is a gift from God



A spokeswoman for the anti-abortion group says potential Republican contenders were asked where they stood on the issue. Gov. Christie was the last to respond.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."