Mila Kunis Donates To Planned Parenthood As Mike Pence (Video)

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Actress Mila Kunis has been trolling Vice President Mike Pence for months by donating to Planned Parenthood in his name in what she called a "peaceful protest" (video below).

"This is when a lot of hate mail comes my way," the "Bad Moms" star said during a "Conan" interview that aired on Nov. 2. "I apologize if I'm offending anybody. I disagreed with some of the stuff that Pence was doing and was trying to do, and so as a reminder that there are women out there in the world that may or may not agree with his platform, I put him on a list of recurring donations that are made in his name to Planned Parenthood."

The audience applauds, as the actress explains how it works: "Every month, to his office, he gets a little letter that says, 'An anonymous donation has been made in your name.'"

Kunis goes on to correct late night TV host Conan O'Brien when he calls it a prank and tells him that she doesn't see that way.

Rather, the "That '70s Show" actress says it is her "little way of showing" that she "strongly disagree[s]" with the conservative politician on his outspoken condemnation of the women's health and family planning clinic, which he has worked hard to defund over the years.

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"If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions," Pence told Politico in 2011 regarding legislation that he introduced in to block all Title X funding to the clinics. "As long as they aspire to do that, I'll be after them."

Although Pence has not outright stated that he believes the organization misuses the reproductive health federal funding -- which is explicitly prohibited from going toward abortions -- he has said that it has demonstrated "a pattern of apparent fraud and abuse," according to The New York Times.

But Kunis is far from the only person sending money to Planned Parenthood in the vice president's name. 

In the week that followed the 2016 presidential election alone, the family planning organization reported it received roughly 50,000 donations in Pence's name, which accounts for one-fourth of the total individual donations that were made during that time, according to People.

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"We are so grateful to this community across the country, and we will never stop fighting for them," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said in a statement, notes People. "The truth is that the majority of Americans, including [President Donald] Trump's own voters, support access to health care at Planned Parenthood and do not want to see women lose access to safe, legal abortion. We've stood defiant in the face of opposition for the last 100 years. We will never back down, and we will never stop providing the care our patients need. These doors stay open, no matter what."

Sources: People, Politico, The New York Times / Featured Image: ProgressOhio/Flickr / Embedded Images: Mila Kunis/TwitterGage Skidmore/Flickr

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