Daniel Handler attends the 2014 National Book Awards ceremony in New York on Nov. 19, 2014.
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September 29, 2015 5:11 PM EDT

Dan Handler, better known as A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket, pledged along with his wife Tuesday to donate a million dollars to Planned Parenthood, in the midst of an ongoing congressional investigation into the group.

Handler’s wife, the illustrator Lisa Brown, called Planned Parenthood “a great organization that has provided top-quality health care for countless women and families in our lives.

This year, Planned Parenthood has gone through a series of unfortunate events, and it felt right to make our support more public and more dramatic” in an interview with BuzzFeed

Planned Parenthood, which survived a lashing on the Hill today, thanked the Handlers.

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