National ban on abortion? Arkansas governor says no
Phil Murphy speak to the press after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 31, 2022. - Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

A possible national ban on abortion got the thumbs-down on Sunday from the governor of Arkansas, a prominent Republican, who said the policy would be “inconsistent with what we’ve been fighting for.” Gov. Asa Hutchinson took issue with remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said a national ban could be on the table if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade as expected. “I think that’s inconsistent with what we’ve been fighting for for decades, which is that we wanted the Roe vs. Wade (ruling) reversed and the authority to return to the states,” Hutchinson said on ABC’s “This W...