A Rose and a Prayer

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A Rose and a Prayer
Abbreviation ARAAP
Formation 2006
Type outreach
Website www.aroseandaprayer.org

A Rose and a Prayer Education Group (ARAAP) an interfaith, pro-life organization active in Delaware. The group was founded in response to proposed human embryonic stem cell research legislation and has expanded into advocacy of other pro-life issues.

Delaware Senate Bill 80[edit]

In 2005 Senate Bill 80 was passed in the Delaware Senate regarding human embryonic stem cell research. Proponents claimed the bill would provide oversight for an otherwise unregulated field while opponents claimed the bill gave safe harbor to scientists who wanted to destroy and clone embryos for research. ARAAP emerged from the efforts to oppose the legislation, organizing lobbying efforts throughout the state. The group was noted for its tactic of delivering roses to legislators, each tagged with the name of a constituent opposed to the bill, as an indication of the public opposition to the proposed legislation.[1][2][3] ARAAP was also involved with defeating a similar bill, Senate Bill 5, in 2007.[4]

Outreach programs[edit]

ARAAP is active in outreach services to pregnant women and high school students.

Advocating for Ethical Biotechnology[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link][dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=10109&department=CWA&categoryid=life[dead link]
  3. ^ O'Brien, Nancy Frazier; Morton, Gary; Donahue, Chris (February 10, 2006). "Embryonic stem-cell fight at state level". Catholic Online. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Prayer group helps defeat Delaware stem-cell legislation". Catholic News Agency. www.catholicnewsagency.com. July 3, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 

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