Natalie Portman seems like a fine young woman. She's well-educated (dropped out of sight to finish her degree), talented (recent Oscar) and seems to live a relatively sane life. She is also pregnant, carrying the baby of her fiance.
Mike Huckabee is a former minister, former Governor of Arkansas, former presidential candidate and possibly a future presidential candidate. Mr. Huckabee finds himself in a bit of a tempest for having criticized Ms. Portman's single pregnancy, claiming that she is glorifying and glamorizing single pregnancy.
Huckabee is a fool and a scold, and he will not be President. I wish to go on the record now and throughout the coming election that this is one Republican I simply cannot support. Putting aside for a moment the likelihood that kabillionaire Portman can probably swing the single mother thing without recourse to state aid, the fact that she is affianced should make SOME difference. But even more to the point, Huckabee earned his chops as a social conservative sort of Republican, you know, the kind who thinks abortion should be banned. So lets set up a little thought experiment. What would YOU HAVE Ms. Portman do with the news of her pregnancy, Mr. Huckabee? Would you have rather that she aborted it?
He can't have it both ways. He can't criticize her for glamorizing single motherhood at the same time he damns the act that would have removed that which he believes she glamorizes. While single-motherhood is associated with all sorts of societal ills, if you're gonna walk the pro-life walk, then you don't get to criticize those who choose exactly what you would have them choose. And if you REALLY want to protect the lives of unborn fetuses, then maybe prominent women carrying theirs to term isn't such a bad thing.