Everyone seems to have something to say about Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy: people like you, celebrities, residents in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana. 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 on Tuesday 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 tongue-in-cheek ad featuring Chuck Norris.
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