Immediately following the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, a militantly pro-life politician, people began donating to Planned Parenthood. Fearing that Trump and Pence would defund Planned Parenthood, as they have indicated they would, over 80,000 people have donated to the women's health nonprofit since the election.
One person in particular has made several donations to Planned Parenthood, and continues to do so: Mike Pence. As musician Bethany Cosentino, one half of the band Best Coast, explained on Instagram, you can make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name and he'll receive a certificate of the donation if you include his office address.
It's a simple but nonetheless cheekily rewarding way to protest Pence's desire to defund Planned Parenthood. Don't worry: for clarity, neither you nor Mike Pence will be eligible for a tax deduction from the gift. Here's how people are celebrating the gift across Twitter.
Thank you so much! We've been blown away by the support we've received. Many people are donating in Clinton or Pence's name. #WeWontGoBack— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) November 12, 2016
— Caitlin Caldwell (@cateey_x) November 14, 2016
— Win Day (@WinDayWrites) November 15, 2016
Just donated to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name, it's easy & a certificate will be sent to his office: pic.twitter.com/GJx3GdyBZl
— Gabrielle Moss (@Gaby_Moss) November 12, 2016