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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

Maggie DeWitte at the Capital

2022 Legislative Update: What bills survived the funnel, and which didn’t

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 21, 2022

By Maggie DeWitte, Executive Director Pulse Life Advocates February 18, 2022, was the first funnel this legislative session. Any bill that did not get through the subcommittee and committee process in one chamber was considered dead. We had several pro-life…

big news

BIG NEWS: Iowa’s Roe v. Wade to be challenged in court Feb. 23

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 16, 2022

By Drew Zahn For nearly 50 years, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade has been the nation’s biggest barrier to protecting and defending the lives of unborn children. In Iowa, the biggest barrier to protecting innocent babies’ lives is the…

Supreme Court

You’re invited to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health watch party

By Pulse Life Advocates | November 23, 2021

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. In Dobbs, we are asking the Court to return decisions about abortion policymaking to the states, where people like…

Bob Vander Plaats

The abortion debate just got WAY more radical

By Pulse Life Advocates | September 29, 2021

by Bob Vander Plaats The abortion debate in America has changed. And it’s suddenly way more radical than you may realize. Last Friday, Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. House passed a bill (cosponsored by Iowa’s Rep. Cindy Axne) that would…

Supreme Court

Did the Supreme Court just overturn Roe v Wade?

By Pulse Life Advocates | September 2, 2021

The Supreme Court allowed a Texas law to stand that prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detectable, approximately 6 weeks into a pregnancy. New York Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, immediately Tweeted that this meant the end of Roe V Wade: “Republicans…

Big Abortion Special Privilege

Why did the Supreme Court grant Big Abortion special privileges?

By Pulse Life Advocates | August 26, 2021

Have you ever noticed that Big Abortion has special legal privileges unavailable to legitimate healthcare providers? And they’ve been granted by the Supreme Court under the guise that women have a fundamental right to abortion. This perspective comes to us…

Governor Reynolds protects the unborn

RELEASE: Governor Reynolds joins with colleagues on amicus brief defending states’ rights, the unborn

By Pulse Life Advocates | July 30, 2021

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds joined with 11 additional governors to defend states’ authority to enact legislation that protects the unborn. “For years, democratically elected representatives in states like Iowa have tried to defend innocent human life only…

Protect Life Amendment poll

POLL: IOWA SUPPORT FOR PROTECT LIFE AMENDMENT ‘NECK-AND-NECK’

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 29, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2021 Survey of likely voters reveals race within margin of error.    Des Moines, IOWA – A poll of likely voters commissioned by the Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders and completed by Public Opinion Strategies earlier…

The Women’s Health Protection Act

The Women’s Health Protection Act would make the U.S. more pro-abortion than China

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 18, 2021

Senate Democrats have introduced the The Women’s Health Protection Act. If passed, the law would gut just about all existing state-by-state restrictions on the books, including those laws that previously passed Supreme Court scrutiny. The Charlotte Lozier Institute highlights the devastating impact…

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