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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

clarifying Roe v Wade

Clarifying Roe v Wade

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 12, 2022

Many people believe that abortion will be illegal should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v Wade. No, that is not what will happen. Abortion will still be legal. The matter will simply return to the states where voters can regulate…

Chuck Schumer

Senator Schumer calls for abortion-on-demand roll call vote today

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 11, 2022

One of the most deceitfully-named bills in Senate history is up for a vote again today. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is bringing the ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ to the Senate floor for another vote, despite failing in a February…

Pro-life leaders react

Pro-life leaders react to news on Roe v Wade

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 3, 2022

Politico reports that Roe v Wade will be overturned after receiving a leaked draft. The report states that the draft was written by Samuel Alito who says: “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion…

Maggie DeWitte at the Capital

Maggie DeWitte reacts to breaking news on the future of Roe

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 3, 2022

By MAGGIE DeWITTE I can hardly put into words all the thoughts and emotions that are going through my mind and heart at learning of the real possibility that the US Supreme Court has ruled to overturn the egregious Roe…

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The scandal of Roe v Wade

By Pulse Life Advocates | May 3, 2022

Someone working within the Supreme Court leaked a draft decision to Politico written by Justice Samuel Alito purporting to overturn Roe v Wade. If true, this is welcome news to pro-life warriors everywhere who have prayed, marched, sidewalk-counseled, written letters,…

Life at Conception Bill

Legislative Update: Contact your representative in support of the MOMS Bill

By Pulse Life Advocates | April 27, 2022

More Options for Maternal Support (MOMS) bill, SF 2381 would help ensure that every new and expecting woman in Iowa has access to meaningful assistance and support when she needs it most through life-affirming pregnancy resource centers. We believe this bill…

Certificate of Nonviable Birth

Certificate of Nonviable Birth

By Pulse Life Advocates | April 11, 2022

On Wednesday, the Iowa Legislature gave final approval to SF 577, a bill that would allow mothers who go through a miscarriage to receive a “nonviable birth” certificate for their child, recognizing that child’s humanity and existence. The bill was…

Action alert

Action Alert!

By Pulse Life Advocates | March 25, 2022

Your action is needed today!  Pregnant women and new moms deserve more access to meaningful assistance and support when they need it most. A Senate Appropriations subcommittee has passed Senate File 2354, the Iowa MOMS (More Options for Maternal Support) bill.…

Iowa Supreme Court

Scenes from the Iowa Supreme Court today

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 23, 2022

By Maggie DeWitte, Executive Director Pulse Life Advocates Summary: • Chuck Hurley The Family Leader – filed an amici brief • Sam Langholz Assistant Attorney General  • Chris Schandevel Legal Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom – filed an amici brief…

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