I agree with you. The Republican party problem is that, just as the Democrat party, there are too many extremists with too much power in their respective parties.<quoted text>
Agree, but the Republican Party platform and idiots like Akin do not limit the issue to funding, nor do they allow for any exceptions.
The "pro-life" dogma forced on Republicans by evangelicals is a losing issue, the primary reason for the "gender gap."
(As an aside, Romney should have very publicly and very forcefully demanded that Akin withdraw from the race in Missouri. And the Tea party needs to nominate competent people, not wacko extremists.)
I have no problem with individuals pursuing whatever endeavors that they like as long as it does not interfere with the freedoms of others or look to others to fund these endeavors. However it seems more and more frequent that we as taxpayers are being requested to fund such things.