While many of us ponder how women’s issues will be affected by Trump’s presidency (including birth control), folks are finding ways to try to counter concerns by supporting organizations like Planned Parenthood. While we’re not surprised to find out famous peeps like Amber Tamblyn are taking action, it may shock you to find out that Planned Parenthood is receiving plenty of donations from Mike Pence, Trump’s own pro-life VP-elect. Or rather, they’re receiving donations in his name.
For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has offered “vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.”
That’s why so many feel it’s necessary to keep it open and offering its important services. Donations have been pouring in since Trump won the election, as folks try to counter any funding cuts the org may see under the leadership of a VP who, as Governor, cut funding to Planned Parenthood in his home state of Indiana.
To make their contributions that much more significant, folks are choosing to donate in Mike Pence’s name. That means, not only is he directly connected with each gift, he’ll also receive a notice of the donations. Every… single… one.
Though some peeps obviously think the move is uncool (“This is gross”), others are totally behind the action (“This is genius. Doing it right now!”).
What do you think about people donating to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t HelloGiggles; photo via Mark Wilson/Getty)