The governor of Minnesota has recently appointed the former vice president of Planned Parenthood, Tina Flint Smith, to replace Democratic Senator Al Franken, who resigned last week after evidence emerged of sexual misconduct.
Smith is Governor Mark Dayton's Lieutenant Governor. But before she worked for the governor, she was the vice president of public policy at Planned Parenthood in Minnesota and the Dakotas from 2003 to 2006, according to LifeSite News.
LifeSite claims that Minnesota Citizens for Life President Leo LaLonde called Smith an "abortion industry insider" and remarked that her appointment is very disappointing to the majority of citizens in the state who consider themselves pro-life. dayton announced Smith's appointment on Wednesday morning.
Planned Parenthood is known as America's largest abortion provider. It kills over 300,000 children every year and is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice for its role in the selling of fetal body parts. Although it is less known, Planned Parenthood has also recently been caught aiding and abetting sex traffickers and covering up child sex abuse.
“The choice of Ms. Smith is particularly egregious to Minnesota’s pro-life citizens, who will have no representation in the Senate,” said LaLonde. “Most Minnesotans are pro-life. They support greater protection for unborn human beings. Minnesotans need someone who will fight for justice for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn.”
Minnesota's new pro-abortion senator announced that she will run for re-election for the remaining two years of Franken's old term.
Under Smith's leadership, the abortion industry in Minnesota spiked by 22%. In 2004, while Smith was using her educational background in marketing to convince young women to get abortions, it became the largest abortion vendor in the state. Today, it still remains the largest provider of abortion in Minnesota.
Senator Al Franken, who resigned after a photo emerged of him inappropriately touching a woman while she was sleeping, announced that the former vice president of Planned Parenthood will make a wonderful replacement.
“Tina Smith will make an excellent United States Senator,” said Sen. Franken. “She is a dedicated public servant who’s worked tirelessly on behalf of Minnesotans, and Governor Dayton couldn't have made a better choice for this job. Her record of accomplishment as Lieutenant Governor demonstrates that she’ll be an effective senator who knows how to work across party lines to get things done for Minnesota. I look forward to working with her on ensuring a speedy and seamless transition.”
Smith is also ecstatic that she will be appointed to Franken's old position.
“I accept this appointment, and it will be my great honor to serve Minnesota as United States Senator,” Smith said. “Though I never anticipated this moment, I am resolved to do everything I can to move Minnesota forward. I will be a fierce advocate in the United States Senate for economic opportunity and fairness for all Minnesotans.”
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