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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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2024 First Funnel
2023 End of Session
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2022 End of Session
2022 Second Funnel
2022 Update
2020 Recap

LEGISLATION BLOG POSTS

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…

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…

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