Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion

06/09/17 ITV News

Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he is "completely opposed" to abortion - even in cases of rape and incest.

The Catholic MP for North East Somerset, who has been tipped as a future Tory leader, revealed he thinks abortion is "morally indefensible".

In an interview on ITV's Good Morning Britain, he said: "I'm completely opposed to abortion. Life begins at the point of conception."

Asked if he was opposed to abortion in all circumstances, including rape and incest, he said: "Yes I am. [] Life is sacrosanct and begins at the point of conception and I think it is wrong. "Questioned on whether this meant a woman who was raped had no right to an abortion he said: "No, she would have a right under UK law. But that law is not going to change.

"My personal opinion is that life begins at the point of conception and abortion is morally indefensible.

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