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Pro-life group launches campaign to counter Mila Kunis' donations to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name

(Reuters/Yuri Gripas)U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves at the annual March for Life rally in Washington, DC, U.S. January 27, 2017.

Pro-life advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List has launched a fundraising campaign after actress Mila Kunis revealed that she donates to Planned Parenthood in Vice President Mike Pence's name.

Earlier this week, the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, which describes itself as an organization that "exists to pass laws that protect unborn children and their mothers from abortion," announced in a tweet that it is now accepting donations in Pence's name.

The tweet included a link to a page reading: "Make a Donation in Mike Pence's Name: Your generosity will help to advance a culture of life and protect unborn children and their mothers from abortion."

On Saturday, the vice president responded to the announcement by saying he was "honored" by the gesture. "I'm honored. Thanks for all @SBAList does for life. I'm in," Pence tweeted.

The announcement from SBA List came after Kunis told talk show host Conan O'Brien on Thursday that she makes monthly donations to Planned Parenthood in the vice president's name.

"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 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," she said, as reported by The Gospel Herald.

"Every month, to his office, he gets a little letter that says 'an anonymous donation has been made in your name,'" she continued.

The actress said that she sees her monthly donations to the abortion giant in Pence's name as a way of expressing her disagreement with the vice president, rather than a prank against him.

Her remarks drew criticisms from the pro-life community, some of whom suggested a boycott of bourbon company Jim Beam until they remove Kunis as their spokeswoman.

Some have pointed out that Kunis' donations to Planned Parenthood demonstrate how little the organization needs taxpayer funding.

Shortly after the presidential elections, abortion activists have urged people to donate to Planned Parenthood in Pence's name as a way of protesting his pro-life stance.

By December 2016, Planned Parenthood revealed that about 72,000 of 260,000 donations that were collected since Nov. 8 were made in the name of the pro-life vice president.

Several celebrities, including Amy Schumer and Amber Tamblyn, were known to have participated in the campaign.

Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S., receives about half a billion taxpayer dollars each year. It has reportedly spent about $30 million during the campaign period to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other pro-abortion politicians.

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