Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Because it's in the 2012 Republican Platform PDF.
More proof that the Republican Party is anti-science.
There's nothing anti-science about that position. That's like saying that opposition to German eugenics experiments is anti-science. That said, you place entirely too much emphasis on a party platform. In vitrio fertilization is not and was not in any jeopardy, although there would probably be push back against government funding (as well there should be).