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.
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
LEGISLATION BLOG POSTS
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,…
Des Moines city councilman wants to legalize all Des Moines abortions
Des Moines city councilman, Josh Mandelbaum, has drafted a proposed resolution that would codify abortion-on-demand in Des Moines at the expense of abortion regulations enacted by the state legislature. Josh Mandelbaum’s proposal reads (with emphasis added): THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED…
Get ready for a War of Words
Big Abortion won the war of words in Kansas. They used a strategy of slick, if misleading, messaging coupled with anti-Catholic bigotry to absolutely bury a pro-life amendment. To recap: Kansas faced the same dilemma as Iowa. Their state Supreme…
The Kansas debacle
Kansas and Iowa faced similar pro-life dilemmas: their respective state supreme courts discovered a fundamental right to abortion in their respective state constitutions, curtailing their legislatures’ ability to regulate abortion. Kansas put forth the “Value Them Both Amendment” to return…
Q & A with Maggie DeWitte on the Dobbs decision
As the dust settles after last week’s epic Supreme Court Dobbs decision, Pulse thought a quick Q & A with executive director, Maggie DeWitte was called for to answer questions we’re hearing: What just happened? The Supreme Court overturned both…
Iowa’s Attorney General declines to participate in Governor’s legal actions on abortion
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Contact: Lynn Hicks | chief of staff | 515-281-6699 | email@example.com | AG Miller declines to participate in governor’s legal actions on abortion ‘I doubt that I can zealously assert the state’s position’ DES…
Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announce legal action to protect life
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 CONTACT: Alex Murphy, (515) 802-0986, Alex.Murphy@Governor.Iowa.Gov Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announce legal action to protect life DES MOINES — Today, Gov. Reynolds and legislative…
For Immediate Release: Statement on Dobbs Ruling
June 24, 2022 Today is the day we ended the federal abortion law, and Roe vs. Wade was finally and completely overturned. After nearly 50 years, we are righting an egregious wrong. A wrong to the magnitude of slavery and…
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