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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 First Funnel

The first legislative funnel passed this last week, and several pro-life bills made it through the committee process.  Through the next four 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 2286 Conscience Protections for Healthcare Providers
  • SF 2251 Expands Medicaid Coverage for One Year Post-Partum – passed Senate floor
  • 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
  • HF 2363 Father’s Obligation to Pay for Expenses for the Mother’s Pregnancy and Birth
  • HF 2395 Perinatal Hospice
  • HF 2575 Defining an Unborn Child as a Person in the Iowa’s Criminal Code
  • HF 2518 Provides for Civil Action for the Wrongful Death of an Unborn Child

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

  • HF 2584 Over-the-Counter Birth Control Without a Prescription

The next legislative funnel will be March 16th.

2023 End of Session
2023 Second Funnel
2023 First Funnel
2022 End of Session
2022 Second Funnel
2022 Update
2020 Recap

LEGISLATION BLOG POSTS

war of words

Get ready for a War of Words

By Pulse Life Advocates | August 12, 2022

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…

protect them both amendment

The Kansas debacle

By Pulse Life Advocates | August 4, 2022

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…

Maggie DeWitte

Q & A with Maggie DeWitte on the Dobbs decision

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 30, 2022

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 AG Miller

Iowa’s Attorney General declines to participate in Governor’s legal actions on abortion

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 29, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Contact: Lynn Hicks | chief of staff | 515-281-6699 | lynn.hicks@ag.iowa.gov | AG Miller declines to participate in governor’s legal actions on abortion ‘I doubt that I can zealously assert the state’s position’ DES…

heartbeat bill

Gov. Reynolds and legislative leaders announce legal action to protect life 

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 28, 2022

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 

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 24, 2022

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…

Iowa Supreme Court

For Immediate Release: Statement on PP v. Reynolds Ruling

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 17, 2022

June 17, 2022: Today is a momentous day for Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court in the Planned Parenthood vs. Reynolds court case corrected the egregious 2018 ruling declaring a fundamental right to abortion in our Iowa Constitution. The opinion issued…

Life at Conception Bill

Final legislative update of the 2022 session

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 25, 2022

The Legislature adjourned the 2022 Session of the 89th General Assembly on May 25, 2022. The MOMS Act:  It was included in House File 2578, the human services budget bill. Iowa MOMS will receive $500,000 to help pro-life agencies support…

Iowa Moms Bill

Great News! The MOMS bill passed.

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 24, 2022

The Iowa More Options for Maternal Support (MOMS) Act will ensure that every pregnant woman in Iowa has access to meaningful assistance and support when she needs it most. When faced with a crisis pregnancy, many women fear if they…

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