Pence donation taunt leads to Jim Beam 'boycott'
WASHINGTON - The pro-life advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List is now soliciting donations in Vice President Mike Pence's name in response to Hollywood actress Mila Kunis' boast that she makes monthly donations to abortion giant Planned Parenthood in Pence's name.
Kunis announced on Conan O'Brien's late-night show last week she donates to the American abortion industry's leading corporation in Pence's name as a protest.
"I apologize if I'm offending anybody. It's not so much a prank as much as I disagreed with some of the stuff that Pence was doing and was trying to do," Kunis said. "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.
"Every month, to his office, he gets a little letter that says 'an anonymous donation has been made in your name,'" she said.
Kunis' revelation comes a week after Planned Parenthood, which performs 300,000 abortions annually in the United States, faced a strong backlash for advising, "If you're a black woman in America, it's statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth."
If you're a Black woman in America, it's statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth #ScaryStats— PP Black Community (@PPBlackComm) October 31, 2017
The abortion giant was accused of embracing its "eugenic roots."
Before the legalization of abortion, Planned Parenthood sponsored a Negro Project, giving free vasectomies to black men and free tubal ligations to black women, to prevent the birth of what they called "too many undesirables."
Kunis is a Jim Beam global brand spokeswoman, and her actions triggered a call on Twitter for a boycott of the bourbon company until it removes her.
#BoycottJimBeam I can't support a company whose spokeswoman cannot leave POLITICS out of selling Whiskey. I was just about ready to buy— kstev99 (@kstev99) November 3, 2017
Just in time for the holiday season, I will be #BoycottJimBeam due to thier support of a spokesperson supporting PP who kills babies.— Black Labs Matter (@mschroed99) November 4, 2017
The Susan B. Anthony List, which "exists to pass laws that protect unborn children and their mothers from abortion," set up a page on its website allowing supporters to donate in Pence's name in response to Kunis' remarks.
"We're now accepting donations to the pro-life cause in Vice President Mike Pence's name. Let's take a stand for life," Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, wrote on Twitter.
We’re now accepting donations to the pro-life cause in Vice President Mike Pence's name.Let's take a stand for life. https://t.co/6EGx17E7PI— MarjorieDannenfelser (@marjoriesba) November 4, 2017
Dannenfelser linked to a page in the tweet 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."
Pence said he was "honored" by Dannenfelser's tweet and thanked the group for their pro-life efforts.
"Thanks for all @SBAListdoes for life," he tweeted. "I'm in."
The vice president, a staunch pro-life advocate, has led the GOP's opposition to abortion. As governor of Indiana, he completely defunded the women's health organization in his home state.
Pence is the first sitting vice president to have addressed the annual March for Life event held on the National Mall each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade that created a "right" to abortion.Planned Parenthood, Late Night, Mike Pence, Susan B. ANthony, MIla Kunis