Planned Parenthood marked the Christmas season Friday by mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s opposition to their organization with a list of “gift ideas” and soliciting donations in a tweet.
“Want to make it a holiday season Mike Pence will never forget?” they ask. “Consider donating to Planned Parenthood ‘in honor’ of the vice president — or check out some of our other ‘gift’ ideas.”
The nation’s largest abortion provider listed nine gift ideas for Pence including tickets to the Broadway show Hamilton where the cast booed him last November, condoms, and, of course, donations to Planned Parenthood.
Want to make it a holiday season Mike Pence will never forget? Consider donating to Planned Parenthood "in honor" of the vice president — or check out some of our other "gift" ideas: https://t.co/v0WUx5fcIV pic.twitter.com/GYxGX7sr16— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) December 22, 2017
“Last November,” they write, “Mike Pence enjoyed a personalized showing of the musical Hamilton, in which the cast called him out while the audience booed him. This holiday season, send him back to the hit Broadway show for another history lesson!”
Pence dealt with the incident very graciously at the time saying he nudged his kids and “reminded them, that's what freedom sounds like."
Planned Parenthood also suggests that you “spoil Mike Pence with some condoms this holiday season!”
“Since the 2016 election, supporters have pitched in and given 205,000 gifts to Planned Parenthood Action Fund ‘in honor’ of the VP,” they continue. “If you do the same, you’ll be supporting patients, protecting birth control access — and making Pence’s holiday a little brighter.”
Actress Mila Kunis revealed in November that she donates to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name. Pence responded by encouraging donations in his name to the pro-life advocacy group the Susan B. Anthony List.
Planned Parenthood also encouraged people to “give Mike Pence a Colin Kaepernick jersey. It’s a lot more affordable than getting him tickets to an Indianapolis Colts game, just so he can leave after 20 minutes and fly back to D.C. on a private plane chartered by taxpayer dollars!”
The vice president walked out of the game because some of the players did not stand for the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality and racial inequality. A majority of Americans also consider refusing to stand for the anthem as a form of protest to be unpatriotic.
This is not the first time Planned Parenthood has recognized a holiday by making a political point. In November, they released tips on “how to deal with difficult people” during Thanksgiving which was focused on relatives who disagreed politically on issues like abortion.
Pence, on the other hand, tweeted his wish Saturday that “no matter your belief may you find renewed strength this season.”
No matter your belief may you find renewed strength this season. For all who in the coming days will look to a manger & claim the promise announced on a Holy Night of peace on Earth & good will toward men-from the First Family, my family & families across America: Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/mSgr7nDaUl— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) December 23, 2017