People all over the world have been making donations to Planned Parenthood and writing in Mike Pence’s name — because he’ll get an alert when you do. Amy Schumer, Amber Tamblyn and more celebs are on board! Take a look and see why they’re taking a stand against the pro-life VP-to-be.
Just like many of us, our favorite celebrities are not here for Indiana Governor Mike Pence‘s desire to cut off Planned Parenthood’s funding and limit abortion access. Singer Bethany Cosentino posted an Instagram on Nov. 12, pointing out that if you donate to the women’s health organization, you can make a gift in someone’s name, and they’ll be alerted:
Stars like Amber Tamblyn and Amy Schumer immediately praised the idea. “Done and done,” Amy wrote on Instagram. “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,” Amber told her followers. Yes!! Katy Perry also publicly donated $10,000 to the organization:
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It's time to turn words into action❗️There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government. I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them. Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path. That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood's broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it's like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn't afford anything in California. I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. 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. Go to: https://www.plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgoback
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The best part is that Planned Parenthood has confirmed they’ve seen an influx of donations as a result of this new trend. “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,” the organization tweeted on Nov. 12. So awesome!
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