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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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We are proud founding members of the Coalition of Pro-life Leaders in the state of Iowa.



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.



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

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


Protect Life Amendment language

The Protect Life Amendment has a language problem

By Pulse Life Advocates | April 13, 2021

The Iowa House and Senate both support the Protect Life Amendment. But they don’t agree on the language of the Amendment. Let’s compare: Iowa Senate’s Language Sec. 26. Protection of life. To defend the dignity of all human life, and…

Maggie DeWitte at the Capital

The Protect Life Amendment passes Iowa Senate!

By Pulse Life Advocates | April 6, 2021

Dear Fellow Pro-Lifer: The Senate just passed the Protect Life Amendment by a 30 to 17 vote! Way to go, pro-life legislators! The Iowa House already passed a similar Amendment, which means both Houses will need to negotiate the final…

Equal Rights Amendment

The pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment moves closer to reality

By Pulse Life Advocates | March 17, 2021

The House of Representatives changed the rules on ratifying the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment along a largely part line vote. If it passes the Senate, President Biden promises to sign it. Here’s what the ERA actually says: “Equality of rights…

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Urgent Action needed to prevent taxpayer funding for abortion in COVID Relief Bill

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 26, 2021

A message from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Action Center: Congress will soon vote on a new COVID relief bill, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that addresses the needs of many vulnerable people related to the…

The Equality Act

The ‘Equality’ Act promotes abortion and scuttles religious liberty

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 5, 2021

By MIKE MANNO Several times in this column, I’ve mentioned my earlier allegiance to the Democratic Party. I attended conventions, held party office, and was elected as a Democrat to public office. I was as partisan as they come and…

physician assisted-suicide

Democrats promote physician assisted-suicide bill

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 4, 2021

Nine Democrats have sponsored new legislation to make Iowa the 4th state in the country making physician-assisted suicide legal. The nine include:  State Reps. Brian Meyer (D-Des Moines), Dennis Cohoon (D-Burlington), Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport), Sally Stutsman (D-Riverside), Mary Mascher (D-Iowa…

Maggie DeWitte at the Capital

Maggie DeWitte testifies before the Iowa Senate in support of the Protect Life Amendment

By Pulse Life Advocates | February 1, 2021

My name is Maggie DeWitte, and I am the Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE and the spokesman for the Coalition of pro-life leaders.  In 2018 a grave injustice happened in the state of Iowa.  A fundamental right to abortion…

Over-the-counter oral contraception

Over-the-counter oral contraception is a bad idea

By Pulse Life Advocates | January 27, 2021

[This is Maggie DeWitte’s testimony at the Iowa Capital today.] Good Morning, my name is Maggie DeWitte, and I am the Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE. I am here today speaking against House Study Bill 121 for several reasons.…

Maggie DeWitte testifies at the State Capitol

Maggie DeWitte’s testimony in support of The Protect Life Amendment

By Pulse Life Advocates | January 19, 2021

My name is Maggie DeWitte and I am the Executive Director of Iowans for LIFE and the spokesman for the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders.  I am speaking to you this morning in support for HSB 41. Thank you for bringing…

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