'Mike Pence' Planned Parenthood donations surge following pro-life campaigner's election

Mike Pence is a pro-life campaigner. Credit: PA

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the US to demonstrate against the election of Donald Trump as president, but others are protesting against his second in command, Mike Pence, by donating money to Planned Parenthood.

The vice president-elect is a pro-life campaigner and long-time opponent of Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organisation which provides sexual health services.

While serving in the US Congress before he was elected Governor of Indiana in 2012, Mr Pence authored multiple anti-abortion pieces of legislation, including the first bill to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding.

In March, Mr Pence signed a controversial abortion ban in Indiana which sought to stop women from seeking an abortion if they discovered any foetal genetic abnormalities, and sought to ban any abortions performed because of a foetus' race, sex, or ancestry. The law was blocked by a federal judge.

Protesters are using Mr Pence's name and office address on their donations, ensuring that the Republican gets sent a certificate of thanks.

Mike Pence is being sent certificates of thanks after the donations were made in his name. Credit: Twitter/Sam Catalano

As of Monday Planned Parenthood reported a surge of almost 80,000 donations.

Those who have donated took to social media to raise awareness of what they are doing.