Tina Smith, named today as the replacement for resigning Democratic Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota, was a well-paid lobbyist for abortion giant Planned Parenthood last decade.
Smith, after working for General Mills, launched her own public relations firm and served as VP for Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota. VP of Public Affairs really means "top lobbyist." She was a registered lobbyist on the state level, state lobbying reports show.
In that time, according to news reports, she lobbied against informed consent laws for mothers and one-day waiting periods for abortions.
Planned Parenthood was Minnesota's abortion leader in Smith's time there, aborting ten unborn Minnesota children per day in 2006, according to state records. Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota is flush these days, sitting on $62 million in total assets and about $50 million in net assets according to its annual report. Revenues from abortions and other services hit $25 million last fiscal year, buttressed by more than $5 million in government grants.