At the state capital...
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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- 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.
2023 Legislative Session- First Funnel 3/3/23
Bills that Survived:
SF 297- Protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions of health care providers and health care facilities.
HF 570 (Successor to HF 119)- Assault on a pregnant person and providing penalties.
SF 384 (Successor to SF 223)- Assault on a pregnant person and providing penalties.
HF 425 (Successor to HSB 136)- Expansion of the Newborn Infant Act to include a newborn safety device (drop box).
HF 474 (Successor to HF 195)- Expansion of the Newborn Infant Act to include relinquishment of a newborn to an adoption service provider.
SF 252 (Successor to SF 58)- Allows reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant or recently gave birth attending institutions of higher education.
*These bills are subject to the second fully on March 31 in which they need to be passed on the floor and then through committee in the other chamber.*
Bills that are Dead:
HF 510- Human Life Protection Act
HF 146-Prohibit the manufacture, distribution, prescribing, dispensing, selling of transferring abortifacient drugs in Iowa.
SF 212-Prohibiting discrimination against adoption and foster care providers based on religious belief.
SSB 1133- MOMS bill (includes OTC Birth Control)
Bills not effected by Funnel:
SF 324 (Successor to SSB 1139)- MOMS bill (No OTC Birth Control)
HF 427 (Successor to HSB 91)- MOMS bill (includes OTC Birth Control)
*Both bills have been referred to Appropriations so they are alive for the rest of the session.*
LEGISLATION BLOG POSTS
Here is what I wrote to the Iowa Judiciary Committee
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…
ACTION ALERT: Life at Conception bill needs your response at once!
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…
Maggie DeWitte’s testimony on risks of oral contraception #2
Here is Pulse Executive Director, Maggie DeWitte’s, testimony on a bill before the Iowa Legislature, IA HSB91, “a bill for an act relating to the health and well-being of children and families.” Maggie is also spokesperson for the Iowa Coalition…
“Powerful drugs should require a prescription”
By Maggie DeWitte, Board President Pulse connected with William Joensen, Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines, and Tom Chapman, Executive Director of the Iowa Catholic Conference this past Monday at the Pro-Life Prayer Rally at the Capitol. The…
“Barbaric” abortion law passed in Minnesota
A new Minnesota abortion law strips away every single regulation on human abortion. The Protect Reproductive Options Act claims that every person has a fundamental right to make “autonomous decisions” regarding their own ‘reproductive healthcare,’ unless, of course, you’re still…
Abortion politicians set their sights on Catholic hospitals
Christ called on His Church to heal the sick. Inspired by the teachings of Jesus, Catholic Benedictines proclaim proclaim that “the care of the sick is to be placed above and before every other duty, as if indeed Christ were…
Here is what Pulse will say at tonight’s City Council meeting
As we wrote we wrote last week, Des Moines City Councilman, Josh Mandelbaum, is trying to slip a pro-abortion proposal onto the City Council’s agenda. Pulse got wind of it and will attend tonight’s meeting in opposition to his proposal.…
ACTION ALERT: Tell the Des Moines City Council to vote NO on abortion
As we reported last month, City Council Member Josh Mandelbaum wants Des Moines to ignore pro-life laws on the books in Iowa, and for Iowa taxpayers to pay travel expenses for city employees who seek out-of-state abortions. To that end,…
Real Democrats are more pro-life than their leaders
The leaders of the Democratic Party are out of touch with the rank and file members of their party. Despite media reports to the contrary, real Democrats are more in alignment with Republicans on this issue than with President Biden,…
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