UPDATE Nov. 16: On Tuesday evening, Planned Parenthood told the Indianapolis Star that 12.5 percent of all donations made to the women’s health organization since the election have been made in Mike Pence’s name. That’s 20,000 donations from “Mike Pence.”
The donations are, of course, ironic since Pence is an extreme anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ evangelical Catholic. The new VP-elect has effectively led the GOP’s war on Planned Parenthood and completely defunded the women’s health organization in his home state of Indiana.
“I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history, when we move past the broken hearts and the broken lives of the past 38 years,” Pence said in 2011.
Well, count on women to reply to Pence’s scary anti-female rhetoric with some humor, wit and activism.
This past Saturday, artist Bethany Cosentino posted a genius screenshot to Instagram. “You can make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name and he’ll receive the certificate of the donation,” the post reads.
Actress Amber Tamblyn re-grammed Cosentino’s post, writing: “I’m doing it. You? And if you’re here to comment and tell us to get over it, I’ll block you. You are NOT. WELCOME. HERE.”
Comedian Amy Schumer also re-posted the callout with the caption: “Done and done.”
People on Twitter also tweeted screenshots of their donations that are “in honor of” Mr. Pence himself.
Head over to Bustle to learn how to donate to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name.