Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Says National Abortion Ban "Inconsistent"
ARKANSAS GOV ON ABORTION- Arkansas is one of 13 states that have so-called “Trigger Laws” that would ban abortion immediately should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe Vs Wade. A recent leaked draft opinion of a pending abortion ruling by the nation's top court showed that the majority of the justices appear ready to overturn the longstanding legal guarantee that women can access abortions, and GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that a Republican-led effort to push for a national ban on abortions would be, in his words “possible”. But Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson who is considering a presidential run in 2024 says that he would not be in favor of a national ban on abortion.
"I think that's inconsistent with what we've been fighting for decades, which is that we wanted the Roe vs. Wade reversed and the authority to return to the states,” Hutchinson said. ”So as a matter of principle, that's where it should be."
Hutchinson made his comments Sunday on ABC’s This Week with Martha Raddatz. Should Arkansas’ “Trigger Law” go in effect it would ban all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency where the life of the mother is at stake. But Hutchinson did say abortion laws should include the rape and incest exceptions.