Jamie Lynn Spears Made 'The Right Decision,' Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Says

'Apparently, she's going to have the child, and I respect that,' anti-abortion presidential contender recently told CBS News.

Everyone seems to have something to say about Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy: [article id="1576804"]people like you, celebrities,[/article] residents [article id="1578525"]in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana.[/article] Now even a presidential candidate is voicing his opinion on the news.

Republican contender Mike Huckabee recently weighed in on the 16-year-old "Zoey 101" star's pregnancy, which was revealed [article id="1576746"]on Tuesday[/article] via an interview she gave to OK! magazine.

"Apparently, she's going to have the child, and I think that is the right decision, a good decision, and I respect that and appreciate it," he told CBS News.

"I hope it is not an encouragement to other 16-year-olds who think that is the best course of action. But at the same time I'm not going to condemn her," continued Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister who has been soaring in the polls lately due to increased support from Christian conservatives. "There'll be plenty of people in line to do that and I always look for the shortest lines. I just hope that she will make another right decision, and that's to give that child all the love and kindness and care that she can."

Huckabee, who is anti-abortion, also said, "It's a tragedy when a 16-year-old who is not really prepared for all the responsibilities of adult life is going to be now faced with all the responsibilities of honest-to-goodness adult life."

This isn't the first time Huckabee has shown his pop-culture savvy. The former Arkansas governor has also made headlines with a [article id="1574771"] tongue-in-cheek ad featuring Chuck Norris.[/article]

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