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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 End of Session

The legislative session ended in the early morning hours of Saturday April 27, 2024.   It was a disappointing session for the pro-life movement.  While we appreciate the extra effort our legislators took to have a special session last summer to re-pass our Heartbeat bill once again, this session produced very little in terms of the life issues.  Here is what passed for this session:

SF 2251 Expands Medicaid Coverage for One Year Post-Partum

SF 2252 MOMS (More Options for Maternal Support) Program

HF 2276 Requires Zoning of Maternity Homes as Residential Property

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2023 End of Session
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2022 End of Session
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2022 Update
2020 Recap

LEGISLATION BLOG POSTS

Tom Quiner interviews Bishop Joensen

“Powerful drugs should require a prescription”

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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 Pulse Life Advocates | 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 Pulse Life Advocates | 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 Pulse Life Advocates | 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 Pulse Life Advocates | 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 Pulse Life Advocates | 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,…

Josh Mandelbaum

Des Moines city councilman wants to legalize all Des Moines abortions

By Pulse Life Advocates | August 25, 2022

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…

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…

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