Former Alabama Gov. Mike Huckabee is planting himself well to the right for a likely presidential run, and Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman's unborn baby is caught in the middle.
During a talk radio appearance, Huckabee slammed the Hollywood darling for her much-publicized pregnancy outside of marriage.
"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," he said.
"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."
Then Huckabee brought race into the issue.
"You know, right now, 75 percent of black kids in this country are born out of wedlock," he said, "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."
Portman met her baby's father, ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, 33, while making Black Swan for which she won the Best Actress Academy Award in this year's Oscars.
In her acceptance speech she thanked thanked him for the gift of her pregnancy which gave her "my most important role of my life" — as a mother.