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Dem. Candidate Bankrolled Effort to Curb 'Irresponsible Breeding' and Tax Families With 2+ Kids

A Pennsylvania millionaire running for Congress as a Democrat spent millions bankrolling a population control organization that advocated for taxing families "to the hilt" for "the privilege of irresponsible breeding."

Scott Wallace, a Democrat running in Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District against Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the National Organization for Women, has used the Wallace Global Fund to give nearly $7 million to population congeal groups since 1997.

Between 1997 and 2003, Wallace gave $420,000 to Zero Population Growth (ZPG) — now Population Connection — an organization co-founded by "Population Bomb" author Paul Ehrlich, Fox News reported.

From before its inception, ZPG had announced its intentions to tax large families for the "privilege of irresponsible breeding." A 1968 brochure advocated abortion to stabilize population growth and claimed that "no responsible family should have more than two children." Therefore, "irresponsible people who have more than two children should be taxed to the hilt for the privilege of irresponsible breeding."

Paul Ehrlich, whose book sparked fears that the human population would outgrow the food supply, once called abortion "a highly effective weapon in the armory of population control." While ZPG became Population Connection in 2002, its goal has remained the same: advocating against human population growth in the U.S. and abroad.

Wallace's fund also gave $20,000 in 2010 to the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), an environmentalist group that sees economic growth as undesirable. CASSE supports an economy with "stable or mildly fluctuating levels" and a society with equal birth and death rates. CASSE calls this stagnant state of affairs "maturing."

Like ZPG Population Connection, CASSE supports zero population growth. Executive board member Herman Daly has pushed for reproduction licenses. This bureaucratic control over birth would allow women to have only two children unless they buy the license for more children — from other women. Daly called this program the "best plan yet offered" to limit population growth.

Zoe Wilson-Meyer, communications director for Wallace's campaign, did not address whether Wallace still believes in taxing families for having too many kids or issuing reproduction licenses.

"The Wallace Global Fund has for decades been a leader in helping women gain access to family planning. Former Co-Chair Scott Wallace is proud of the work of grantees like Planned Parenthood in empowering women and protecting reproductive rights and will stand up for Pennsylvania women," Wilson-Meyer told Fox News in an email.

She pivoted to attacking Republican congressman Brian Fitzpatrick over his pro-life record. "In Washington, Brian Fitzpatrick voted to defund Planned Parenthood and supports Donald Trump’s effort to take away a woman’s right to choose," Wilson-Meyer added.