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.