BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to allow officers to save heroin overdosers’ lives with Narcan is being justified with his Pro Life politics.
How can these two topics be one in the same?
According to nj.com Christie states that: “I believe if you’re pro-life, as I am, you need to be pro-life for the whole life. You can’t just afford to be pro-life when a human being is in the womb. You have to be pro-life after.”
Though he is Catholic and has been publicly against abortion and gay marriage, Christie is often viewed as hailing from the more moderate wing of the Republican Party. He urges that a more straightforward approach should apply to improving the education system and seeking better ways to rehabilitate non-violent drug offenders, arguing that the “war on drugs” hasn’t worked, as reported by politico.com.
Christie goes on to say that, "What works is giving [addicts] the ability to get the tools that they need to be able to deal with their issues."