Minnesota is exchanging a serial sexual assaulter for a woman who used to help head one of the largest abortionists in the world.

Democratic Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced that replacing Al Franken will be Tina Smith, the state’s Lieutenant Governor and former VP of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, according to Reuters.

Dayton appointment Wednesday morning, and Smith, 59, will run in a special election for the seat next year.

Reactions have already begun to come in, specifically from that of the pro-life crowd.

“Gov. Mark Dayton’s appointment of Tina Smith to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate is overwhelmingly disappointing to the state’s pro-life majority. An abortion industry insider, Ms. Smith is a former vice president of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, the state’s leading performer of abortion. The choice of Ms. Smith is particularly egregious to Minnesota’s pro-life citizens, who will have no representation in the Senate,” he told LifeNews.

He added: “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.”