Jacob Rees Mogg has revealed he is opposed to abortion "in all circumstances" and indicated he was also against gay marriage.
The MP for North East Somerset has been tipped to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, taking over from Theresa May.
During an interview with Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, he shared his view of life beginning “at the point of conception.”
When he was asked if this extended to extreme circumstances like rape or incest, he confirmed that it did, saying “life is sacrosanct,” and stressing this was his personal opinion.
When he was asked about same-sex marriage, he said that was something people were “doing for themselves”, while not wanting to criticise those who lead a different life to himself.
He told the GMB hosts that he took the teachings of the Catholic church seriously, saying “marriage is a sacrament” and that the decision of what that word means lies with the church, rather than Parliament.
A representative from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service said these views were “wildly at odds” with public opinion.