Chris Christie just made a cringe-worthy comment about using birth control

Chris ChristieGetty ImagesNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

A number of political observers cringed when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was quoted discussing birth control Tuesday morning. 

Christie, a presidential candidate, held a town hall event at Blake’s Restaurant & Creamery in Manchester, New Hampshire, where apparently the topic came up.

“I’m a Catholic but I’ve used birth control — and not just the rhythm method,” Christie said.

He noted that he and the Catholic doctrine haven’t always seen eye-to-eye on birth control.

“My church has a teaching against birth control. Does that make me an awful Catholic? Because I believe and practiced that function during part of my life? I don’t think so,” he continued.

For the record, WebMD defines the rhythm method as: “A woman practices the rhythm method of birth control by learning to recognise the days she is fertile and not having sex before and during those days.” 

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