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By Samantha Cooney
December 27, 2016
Samantha Cooney is the content strategy editor at TIME.

Planned Parenthood has received over 300,000 donations in the days since the election, the Guardian reported.

A spokesperson for the women’s health organization told the Guardian that people have been giving to the organization at 40 times the normal rate since the election. According to the spokesperson, half of the donors were millennials and 70% had never given to Planned Parenthood before.

The influx in donations is rooted in a fear that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration might undo abortion rights. Trump has said that he’ll appoint Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence has signed some of the strictest abortion restrictions into law during his tenure as governor of Indiana. Over 82,000 donations to the organization since the election have been given in Pence’s name.

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In the weeks since the election, a number of states have already proposed or passed new restrictions on abortion, and Texas has pledged to kick Planned Parenthood out of its Medicaid program. “Texas is a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said in a statement, according to the New York Daily News. “If the nation goes the way of Texas, it will be nothing less than a national health care disaster.”

[The Guardian]

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