Mike Huckabee is no fan of the single mother. In an interview with conservative radio host Michael Medved he railed against single moms and also at movie star Natalie Portman for conceiving a child out of wedlock (but he totally glossed over the fact that she will not be a single mother and will be getting married soon).
During the interview the topic of Natalie Portman came up, about how at the Oscars Portman had said that her fiancée Benjamin Millepied had given her “the most wonderful gift.” Huckabee declared that the “most wonderful gift” should have been a ring. He continued to say:
You know Michael, one of the things that’s troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, ‘Hey look, you know, we’re having children, we’re not married, but we’re having these children, and they’re doing just fine.’ But there aren’t really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie. And I think it gives a distorted image that yes, not everybody hires nannies, and caretakers, and nurses. Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock.
You know, right now, 75 percent of black kids in this country are born out of wedlock. 61 percent of Hispanic kids — across the board, 41 percent of all live births in America are out of wedlock births. And the cost of that is simply staggering. (from radio interview)
He may be anti-single motherhood, but he is also a strong anti-abortion supporter. In many cases, when the father is out of the picture, women only have a couple choice, terminate their pregnancy or to be a single mother. So, if he thinks having an abortion is wrong and being a single mother is wrong, then what is the answer? Yes, all these babies could be put up for adoption, but that is probably not a choice all women would want to make. And should he really be attacking Natalie Portman of all people. She did get the ring AND the baby. She’s just doing it a little out of order.
Do you think Mike Huckabee was out of line in his moral judgment of Natalie Portman? And do you think it’s hypocritical to be anti-abortion and anti-single motherhood?