Mike Pence is not a fan of Planned Parenthood. But in a terrific display of largesse laced with snark, 2,500 people marked the vice president's birthday by donating to the organization in his honor.
It is likely safe to say that Mike Pence has never donated a dime to Planned Parenthood.
But a raft of recent gifts to the reproductive health organization still bear the vice president’s name.
Politico reports that over 2,500 people donated to Planned Parenthood in honor of Pence’s 58th birthday, in just “the latest way individuals are making their voice heard,” according to the group.
The call had gone out on Twitter, and supporters of reproductive freedom stepped up:
Make Mike Pence’s Birthday Great…
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) June 7, 2017
Pence has played a major role in the Trump administration’s crusade against abortion rights in general, and Planned Parenthood in particular — something he pointedly patted himself on the back for, basking in the applause it brought him from anti-choice religious conservatives.
But reproductive justice advocates and activists are not about to let Pence and the GOP destroy these basic human rights without a fight, and they are putting their money where their mouths are — and Pence’s, too.