The ladies of “The View” defend unwed mothers after Mike Huckabee’s critcism of Natalie Portman. Watch.
The ladies of “The View” had a lot to say about Mike Huckabee’s recent comments criticizing soon-to-be mother Natalie Portman, who is not married.
“Get off the backs of women who are trying to raise their kids,” said Whoopi Goldberg, a single mother who was also raised in a one-parent household.
Mike, who many believe has his sights set on the White House, said that Natalie was setting a bad example for women by “glamorizing” single motherhood.
“There aren’t really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie,” he said. “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-wedlock children.”
The show’s outspoken conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, said that Republicans can’t have it both ways when it comes to the abortion and single motherhood debates.
“I beg of fellow conservatives … decide whether you’re going to condemn abortion or women having children,” Elisabeth said. “You are not able to really do both at the same time.”
She also brought up the point that the co-hosts were focusing on the unwed mothers, and not talking more about the absentee fathers.
“Look what we’re doing here. We are then still talking about the women here. Where is the conversation about the men who are not active in their children’s lives?” Elisabeth asked.
Watch a clip of the conversation above.
-Tracy L. Scott