Rees-Mogg is Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Marriage – can he still become PM?

Jacob Rees-Mogg was known for having strong religious convictions, and following the Catholic Church over any Chief whip when it came to votes on same-sex marriage. But he’s gone further when questioned on his views on both same-sex marriage and abortions.

On Good Morning Britain, in an interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Rees-Mogg controversially admitted that he was opposed to abortions in any circumstance, including in cases of rape and even incest. Though he did try to suggest legislation wouldn’t change if he become Prime Minister, nonetheless his personal views and opinions wouldn’t change either.

When asked about same-sex marriage, he said repeatedly “I support the teaching of the Catholic Church” and that the Church’s position is very clear – suggesting that he was indeed against it, even voting against it.

Though it is possible that Jacob Rees-Mogg could become Tory leader and therefore Prime Minister, and keep his opinions out of legislation, would people, including members of his own Party, be comfortable with a leader with such unpopular and socially regressive views?

by Berk Bektas

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