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Planned Parenthood has received 20,000 donations in Mike Pence’s name

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Vice president-elect Mike Pence hasn’t been shy about where he stands on reproductive rights for women: During the US presidential campaign, he famously said he’d like the Supreme Court abortion rights case Roe v. Wade “consigned to the ash heap of history,” and he has a long history of legislating against women’s access to abortion, including by cutting funds for Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that offers reproductive health services.

Now, people unhappy with his election alongside Donald Trump are fighting back—by making donations to Planned Parenthood in his name. Every time they do, Pence receives a “certificate of donation” congratulating him for the donation.

Planned Parenthood has received 160,000 donations since last Tuesday’s election. Some 20,000 of them—or 12.5%—have been dedicated to Pence, the organization told the Indianapolis Star. It hasn’t released information on the total dollar amount donated.

Many supporters, both men and women, are gleefully posting about their donations on social media:

Celebrities have helped get the word out: Bethany Cosentino of the band Best Coast shared the idea with the address for Pence’s office on Instagram, and actresses like Amy Schumer and Amber Tamblyn reposted her message. Pop star Katy Perry made a $10,000 donation to the organization, posting the news on Instagram, as well.

“Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally,” Perry wrote in her post.

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