Caitlin Flynn
Updated Nov 23, 2016 @ 4:09 pm
Activists hold Planned Parenthood banner in Foley Square.
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They say the best revenge is living well, but Democrats are responding to Donald Trump’s win with action — and the amount of money donated to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name proves that the Vice President-elect’s policies against women will not be tolerated or normalized.

Although Pence has no shortage of anti-women policies, he is especially committed to restricting women’s reproductive rights. Most notably, he spent four years vigorously fighting to pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

At the time, the former governor of Indiana stated:

He kept true to his word and, due to the consequences of Pence’s extreme anti-choice stance, there was a state-wide HIV outbreak in Indiana in 2015.

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When he arrives in Washington, Pence will have a powerful platform to “go after” Planned Parenthood in a frightening manner that could negatively impact millions of women.

For this reason, it’s critical that we support Planned Parenthood in any way we can. Luckily, thousands of Americans have proven that they’re committed to fighting for this amazing organization that has provided so many of us with physical and mental healthcare. We won’t be silenced, and Planned Parenthood will not be federally defunded on our watch.

Go here to donate to Planned Parenthood!