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Christie, abortion foe and Catholic, says he has used birth control

TRENTON, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, discussing the crossroads of religion and politics at a campaign stop Tuesday in New Hampshire, said he has used birth control and isn't about to apologize for it. "I'm a Catholic, but I've used birth control and not just the rhythm method, OK?" said Christie, a Republican presidential candidate. "Does that make me an awful Catholic because I believed and practiced that function during part of my life? I don't think so, but you know what I'm only going to find out when it's my time to be judged." Christie waded into a touchy social issue for Republicans at the same time the party's...