A Democrat candidate for Congress has been bankrolling pro-abortion groups and other organizations targeting families with more than two children for punishment.
Groups that millionaire Scott Wallace supports have supported taxing parents “to the hilt” for having more than two children, something they label “the privilege of irresponsible breeding,” according PJ Media.
Wallace, running in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, has also supported groups that claim abortion is “a highly effective weapon” against overpopulation.
The Wallace Global Fund, which Wallace controls, has doled out nearly $7 million to “population control” groups over the past 21 years.
Zero Population Growth, for example, received $420,000 between 1997 and 2003, Fox News reported. The group now brands itself the Population Connection.
The group, which on its website makes no bones that it initially targeted the white middle class, now says it believes that all groups need to hear its message.
The group has also attacked President Donald Trump for his efforts to limit the ability of U.S.-funded groups to provide abortions overseas.
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Zoe Wilson-Meyer, communications director for Wallace’s campaign, characterized Wallace as pro-woman.
“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,” she said.
“In Washington, Brian Fitzpatrick voted to defund Planned Parenthood and supports Donald Trump’s effort to take away a woman’s right to choose,” she added.
Wallace has been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
“While we have made great strides since my mother’s time at Planned Parenthood of Bucks County, women’s rights are under attack everyday (sic). With the entire Congress and the White House under far-right, anti-choice control, it is more important than ever to protect Planned Parenthood’s work and the great value they deliver to the women of America,” he said in a statement on his campaign website.
Wallace also used his Wallace Global Fund to support the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, which supports limiting economic growth, The Daily Caller noted.
Wallace’s other activities have caused him headaches during the campaign, CNBC reported.
The Republican Jewish Coalition put the spotlight on the Wallace Global Fund’s support for groups that back the “boycott, divestment and sanctions” effort against Israel.
Wallace, the former co-chair of that fund, has sought to distance himself from that by claiming that someone else on the board supported those actions.
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