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In a radio appearance on Monday, Mike Huckabee attacked actress Natalie Portman for having a child "out of wedlock." Huckabee said that it's "troubling" to see people like "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.'" Huckabee added that "it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock."
Did Mike have anything to say when Bristol Palin got pregnant and made the choice to go through with the pregnancy? (It was a choice her mother praised—the same choice her mother would like to deny to other women.) Bristol was praised for her courage, for doing the right thing, and is now paid to promote "abstinence" to teenagers. I don't recall Mike saying anything about Bristol glamorizing the idea of having children out of wedlock—nothing from Mike about all those glamorous US Magazine covers featuring Bristol and her baby or her flat-footed stint on Dancing With the Stars.
But Portman is to be faulted—a woman with a career, a woman with the means to take care of her child, a woman who, unlike Bristol, is still involved with the father of her child-to-be—for failing to get the abortion that Huckabee doesn't think it should be legal for her to get?
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