One of the state's GOP patriarchs, John Danforth, is a founding member. That's too bad. I've been a supporter of Senator Danforth since he was still Senator Danforth. I stand with him on his efforts to revitalize downtown St. Louis and I stood with him when he marshaled Clarence Thomas through the Senate on his way to the U.S. Supreme Court. By and large, Danforth has done the right thing. But he's doing the wrong thing now.
The Missouri Republican Party deserves credit for adopting a platform continuing its opposition to fetal tissue research. The platform deserves our support. And Senator Danforth no longer does.