Mike Pence’s pro-life stance means he’s probably not giving any of his money to Planned Parenthood, so 20,000 other people are picking up the slack in his name.
According to the IndyStar, the non-profit organization confirmed that, of the 160,000 donations it has received since the election, 20,000 have been made in the vice president-elect’s name.
“We are pleased that this outpouring of support recognizes the good work PPINK does and we welcome the financial support to continue to serve our patients who need us the most,” said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky in a statement. “Hoosiers have recognized how bad Pence is for women for a really long time and now the nation is joining us in the fight against him.”
A call to donate to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name has been circulating around social media since Election Day in protest to President-Elect Donald Trump and his vice president’s policy on women’s health issues. Stars like Amber Tamblyn posted the former Indiana governor’s address on her Instagram account and stated that she was donating. Katy Perry also donated $10,000 to the organization, although it’s unclear if she sent her donation in Pence’s name.
Planned Parenthood confirmed that “Pence will receive notifications of the donations that are made to PPINK in his honor at his office in the Indiana Statehouse.”