Actress Mila Kunis says she has set up a monthly donation to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name as a “peaceful protest” against the vice president.
“I disagreed with some of the stuff that Pence was doing and was trying to do,” she said late Thursday on TBS’s Conan.
“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 reoccurring donations that are made in his name to Planned Parenthood,” Kunis added.
Kunis then explained the implications of her move to host Conan O’Brien after he asked whether the donation is monthly.
“Every month to his office he gets a little letter that says like, ‘an anonymous donation has been made in your name,’” she said before pausing.
“I don’t look at it as a prank, I look at it just as, I strongly disagree [with Pence], and this is my little way of showing it,” Kunis added.
Republicans have long targeted Planned Parenthood’s federal funding as the organization is America’s largest abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood receives federal reimbursements for providing women’s health services, but nothing for abortions.
Pence is a Republican, the former governor of Indiana and a longtime opponent of abortion rights.
The vice president cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate in March to move forward on a push to end a rule from former President Barack Obama’s time in office.
The rule blocked states from defunding healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood for political reasons.
The measure mandated that state and local governments distribute Title X funding for certain services regardless of whether the healthcare providers also give abortions.
The services were those related to contraception, fertility, pregnancy care and cervical cancer screenings.