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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

Session Updates

2023 First Funnel

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.*

End of Session 2022
Second Funnel 2022
Legislative Update 2022
2020 Legislative Recap


Tom Quiner

Here is what I wrote to the Iowa Judiciary Committee

By iowansforlife | 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 iowansforlife | 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…

oral contraception

Maggie DeWitte’s testimony on risks of oral contraception #2

By iowansforlife | February 13, 2023

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…

Tom Quiner interviews Bishop Joensen

“Powerful drugs should require a prescription”

By iowansforlife | February 9, 2023

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…

Minnesota abortion law

“Barbaric” abortion law passed in Minnesota

By iowansforlife | February 2, 2023

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…

Catholic hospitals

Abortion politicians set their sights on Catholic hospitals

By iowansforlife | October 18, 2022

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…

Des Moines City Hall

Here is what Pulse will say at tonight’s City Council meeting

By iowansforlife | October 3, 2022

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.…

Josh Mandelbaum

ACTION ALERT:  Tell the Des Moines City Council to vote NO on abortion

By iowansforlife | September 30, 2022

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

Real Democrats are more pro-life than their leaders

By iowansforlife | September 15, 2022

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