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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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Legislation

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.

>READ THE RULING

>PULSE RESPONSE TO THE RULING

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

Session Updates

2024 Second Funnel

The second legislative funnel passed this last week, and several pro-life bills made it through the committee process.  Through the next several weeks, these bills will be placed on the calendar for debate in the House and Senate.  Here is a list of the bills that survived the funnel that Pulse registered in support:

  • SF 2251 Expands Medicaid Coverage for One Year Post-Partum – passed Senate floor
  • HF2583 Expands Medicaid Coverage for One Year Post-Partum
  • SF 2252 MOMS (More Options for Maternal Support) Program- passed Senate floor
  • HF 2267 MOMS (More Options for Maternal Support) Program
  • HF 2276 Requires Zoning of Maternity Homes as Residential Property
  • HF 2617 Human Growth & Development to Include Life in the Womb

There was one bill that also survived the first funnel that Pulse was registered against:

  • HF 2584 Over-the-Counter Birth Control Without a Prescription, but this bill did NOT survive the second funnel and is therefore dead for this legislative session.
2024 First Funnel
2023 End of Session
2023 Second Funnel
2023 First Funnel
2022 End of Session
2022 Second Funnel
2022 Update
2020 Recap

LEGISLATION BLOG POSTS

pro life amendment

Help us amend the State Constitution

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 5, 2019

By Maggie DeWitte We need you to help us amend Iowa’s Constitution with a pro life amendment. Iowans for LIFE is working with the Iowa Pro Life Coalition to prevent the Hawkeye state from being turned into a New York…

Heartbeat Novena day four

Heartbeat Novena Day Four Prayer

By Pulse Life Advocates | December 2, 2018

The Heartbeat Bill goes to court on December 7th As a reminder, the Heartbeat Bill goes to court on December 7th as referenced in an earlier blogpost. We are praying a Novena for a successful outcome. Our Novena comes from…

Heartbeat Novena day three

Heartbeat Novena Day Three Prayer

By Pulse Life Advocates | December 1, 2018

DAY THREE PRAYER Saint Elizabeth Seton, you knew the beauty of all human life when you carried a child in your womb and when, as a young widow, a teacher, and founder of the Sisters of Charity, you sought to…

Heartbeat Novena Day Two

Heartbeat Novena Day Two Prayer

By Pulse Life Advocates | November 30, 2018

DAY TWO PRAYER Saint Elizabeth Seton, you knew the beauty of all human life when you carried a child in your womb and when, as a young widow, a teacher, and founder of the Sisters of Charity, you sought to…

Heartbeat Novena

Join us in the Heartbeat Novena beginning today

By Pulse Life Advocates | November 29, 2018

The pro-life movement is powerless without prayer. In fact, the movement is driven by people of faith who pray unrelentingly on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn. Iowans for LIFE asks you to join us…

Heartbeat Bill update

The Heartbeat Bill faces a make or break moment on December 7th

By Pulse Life Advocates | November 16, 2018

By Maggie DeWitte [Here is an excerpt from IFL Executive Director Maggie DeWitte’s remarks at the recent Iowans for LIFE fundraising banquet]: IFL spent a considerable amount of time at the Capitol this last session, along with our friends from…

California girls

No, we don’t wish they ‘all could be California girls’

By Pulse Life Advocates | October 2, 2018

One state represents 17% of all abortions in the US: California (Guttmacher Institute). Some 157,350 took place in 2014 alone in the Golden State. In 2014, California had 1671 abortion clinics compared to Iowa’s 13 (a number which has dropped…

Iowa's Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders

Iowa’s Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders responds to today’s court proceedings

By Pulse Life Advocates | August 17, 2018

Iowa’s Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders sat in on critical court proceedings today regarding the Heartbeat Bill. The Heartbeat Bill faces two legal issues. First, it is currently under a temporary injunction because of a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and…

Heartbeat Bill goes to court

The Heartbeat Bill goes to court tomorrow

By Pulse Life Advocates | August 16, 2018

The Heartbeat Bill goes to court tomorrow. As you recall, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the most pro-life bill in the US into law on May 4th. Governor Reynold’s Statement Governor explained her support for this groundbreaking legislation in this statement:…

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