Full interview: National leader Christopher Luxon and deputy leader Nicola Willis

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. 

Watch the full video above.