More than 50,000 people trolled Mike Pence by donating to Planned Parenthood under his name

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 23 November 2016 16:00
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Not all trolls reside under a bridge or behind a fake Twitter account.

No, some trolls were put on this earth to do good things.

Since the election, Planned Parenthood received 50,000 unique donations under the name 'Mike Pence'.

The Vice President-elect made no secret of his plans to defund the not-for-profit reproductive health organisation, and in 2011 told Politico:

If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counselling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions. As long as they aspire to do that, I’ll be after them.

In response to his appointment as vice president, a grassroots movement started last week, and online activists encouraged people to send certificates of donation to Pence’s Indiana State House address.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told The News:

We’ve seen an unprecedented outpouring of support, with more than 200,000 people donating in the week following the election — a quarter of whom pledged to be monthly supporters, recognizing the long-term work that is needed.

Tens of thousands more are pledging to make sure access to health care is protected.

Pence hasn't commented on the donations.

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