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Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown Donated $1M to Planned Parenthood

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Author Daniel Handler (more widely known as The Series of Unfortunate Events’ Lemony Snicket) and illustrator/artist Lisa Brown, a married couple, have generously pledged to donate a whopping $1 million to Planned Parenthood, just as it’s being threatened with a loss of funding from the federal government.

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“.@lisabrowndraws & I are giving 1 million dollars to @PPFA,” Handler wrote on Twitter. “We’ve been very fortunate, and good fortune should be shared with noble causes.”

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Brown told Buzzfeed:

“My husband and I have supported Planned Parenthood for years, for obvious reasons: it’s 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.”

Planned Parenthood is grateful for this fortunate turn.

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Contact the author at madeleine@jezebel.com.

Images via Lisa Brown’s Instagram.

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I don’t know if it’s because I’m on a new birth control pill (which is fitting for this post), but I teared up when I read this. Standing ovation to them both! We need more people in the public eye supporting PP – come to think of it, I haven’t honestly heard of too many others.

Can someone enlighten me if there are any vocal celebrity champions of PP as of late?