National's new leader Christopher Luxon has revealed he believes abortion is tantamount to murder during a sit-down interview with Newshub's Jenna Lynch.
"I'm a pro-life person, you know," Luxon said.
When asked to confirm if abortion is tantamount to murder, he said: "That's what a pro-life position is."
He doesn't want to discuss it.
"There are bigger issues for New Zealanders to get focussed on."
It is a big issue for a lot of women.
"Absolutely," he responded. "I fully respect that and I fully understand it is deeply personal... We all hold deeply personal views."
Luxon was joined by his deputy Nicola Willis.
Willis is pro-choice.
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