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Pulse Life Advocates has been a leader in bringing forth pro-life legislation at the Iowa State Capitol.  In fact, most of the early pro-life legislation can be credited to this organization.  We are advocating for legislation during the session and providing education to our representatives to pass bills that will protect life.


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We are proud founding members of the Coalition of Pro-life Leaders in the state of Iowa.



Roe Decision
  • June 24, in Dobbs v. Jackson we overturned federal abortion law.
  • Abortion law goes back to the state.
  • Two dozen states have trigger bills, so they have outlawed abortion, Iowa unfortunately is not one of those states.



24 Hour Bill
2023 Iowa Initiatives & Concerns
Mail Order Abortion Pills
Current Threats to Life
Abortion Pill Ruling

Session Updates

2023 End of Session

Bills that Survived:

HF 570- Assault on a pregnant person and providing penalties- This bill passed and was signed into law on 4/27/23.

HF 474- Expansion of the Newborn Infant Act to include relinquishment of a newborn to an adoption service provider.  This bill passed and was signed into law on 4/28/23.

HF 425- Expansion of the Newborn Infant Act to include a newborn safety device (drop box). This bill passed and was signed into law on 4/24/23.

SF 324- MOMS bill was approved for $1 million.

Bills that are Dead:

SF 252- Allows reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant or recently gave birth attending institutions of higher education.

SF 326- Over-the-Counter Birth Control without a prescription

2023 Second Funnel
2023 First Funnel
2022 End of Session
2022 Second Funnel
2022 Update
2020 Recap


Maggie DeWitte

Opinion: Iowans are pro-life, and today was a long time coming

By Pulse Life Advocates | July 21, 2023

Women do not need abortion. It does not empower them. It does not give them equality with men. It hurts them and causes lifelong pain. And the answer to our social problems is not to kill the child. By MAGGIE…

Abortion Recover Month

Press release from Governor Reynolds

By Pulse Life Advocates | July 6, 2023

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR   Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 5, 2023   CONTACT: Kollin Crompton, (515) 745-2840,     Gov. Reynolds Calls Special Session to Enact Pro-life Legislation      DES MOINES –…

Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa pro-life leaders react to IA Supreme Court decision

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 16, 2023

In a 3 to 3 split decision, the Iowa Supreme Court allowed the permanent injunction against the Heartbeat Bill to stand. Translation: unborn Iowa children have no legal protections from Iowa abortionists until they reach 20 weeks in the womb,…

Abortion Recover Month

Governor Reynolds responds to the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision today

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 16, 2023

  OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR   Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 16, 2023   CONTACT: Kollin Crompton, (515) 745-2840,     Gov. Reynolds, Republican Leadership Respond to   Iowa Supreme Court’s Opinion on…

House Resolution 464

How to end abortion in the next election cycle

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 6, 2023

The author of Roe v Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun, never declared that abortion itself was a constitutional right. What he said was, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins … the judiciary at this point in…

FDA Acknowledges Harm of Oral Contraceptives

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 15, 2023

FDA Acknowledges Harm of Oral Contraceptives While Its Own Panel of Advisors Push to Make Drug Available Without Prescription May 15, 2023 WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 10, a panel of advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Oral arguments at Iowa Supreme Court

Reactions to today’s oral arguments at the IA Supreme Court

By Pulse Life Advocates | April 11, 2023

Pulse Executive Director, Maggie DeWitte, sat in on oral arguments at the Iowa Supreme Court as they considered lifting the injunction on the Heartbeat Bill. Her reactions: “Chris Schandevel  Senior Council from Alliance Defending Freedom did an outstanding job representing…

Tom Quiner

Here is what I wrote to the Iowa Judiciary Committee

By Pulse Life Advocates | March 2, 2023

By Tom Quiner, Pulse Life Advocates Board President Dear Judiciary Committee Member: Iowa needs the Life at Conception Bill to be passed for a variety of reasons: 1. Human dignity. The unborn are human at the instant of fertilization. They…

Life at Conception Bill

ACTION ALERT: Life at Conception bill needs your response at once!

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 28, 2023

Dear Fellow Pro-Lifer: Big news! The Iowa House judiciary committee has just filed a Life at Conception Bill!  Pulse and our allies in the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders have been working towards this moment for decades! But it has a…

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2023 Prayer Rally at the Iowa Capital in Des Moines, Iowa