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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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- 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
Your support is needed immediately for a key piece of adult stem cell legislation
Iowans for Life supports the work being done by the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City. Unlike other researchers, they use only adult stem cells, not those harvested from destroyed embryos. A bill pending before the Iowa…
Be a hero
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The Heartbeat Bill needs your help today
You can help stop human abortion at the point when the baby in the womb has a heartbeat. The Heartbeat Bill passed the Iowa Senate two weeks in a rare show of unanimity among Iowa Republicans in support of this…
The Iowa fetus is becoming an endangered species
The Iowa Fetus is becoming endangered. The replacement birthrate in the Hawkeye State has been below replacement level since 2009. The replacement birthrate in developed nations is 2.1 births per woman, but here in Iowa, the rate had dropped to…
The Heartbeat Bill will save 1515 Iowa lives per year thanks to the adoption option
[Here is a transcript of Kim Laube’s testimony before the Iowa Senate’s subcommittee on the Heartbeat Bill, SSB 3143, on February 8th.] I am Kimberly Laube, Director of Life Ministries for Lutheran Family Service. I direct the adoption agency and…
If a heartbeat exists, it is a life
[Here is a transcript of Scott Valencia’s remarks before an Iowa Senate subcommittee in support of the proposed Heartbeat Bill legislation. Mr. Valencia is Executive Director of the NATURAL JOURNEY ALLIANCE and Chairperson of THE COALITION OF PRO LIFE LEADERS:] Good morning…
IFL Executive Director, Maggie Dewitte, testifies before Senate subcommittee
[Here is a transcript of Maggie Dewitte’s remarks before an Iowa Senate subcommittee in support of the proposed “Heartbeat Bill” legislation:] When death is determined In Iowa, death is determined when an individual has sustained irreversible cessation of circulatory or…
The Iowa Legislature considers the Heartbeat Bill
When does human life begin? Scientists state the obvious that it begins at conception. Even pro abortion advocates agree, as you can see in the video below. An adult, a teenager, a child, an infant, a fetus, an embryo, a…
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