2017 and 2019 were two of the most pro-life legislative sessions in the history of the Texas Legislature, and Dr. Stucky was on the front lines for these important debates.
Senate Bill 8, which Dr. Stucky co-sponsored in 2017, banned partial birth abortions in Texas with the single exception of saving the life of the mother. It also banned "dismemberment" abortions, one of the most horrific assaults on innocent life.
Furthermore, in the 2017-2019 budget, $18.3 million was allocated to the state’s Alternatives to Abortion program, and Health and Human Services was authorized to spend up to $20 million for more providers and resources to this program. This is a fantastic program that offers a network of crisis pregnancy centers, adoption centers, and maternity homes across Texas to provide support for women in need.
In 2019, Dr. Stucky co-authored House Bill 16, the Infant Born Alive Protection Act, which protects babies who survive abortions by requiring doctors to provide the highest standard of medical care possible in an attempt to save the life of the baby. He also co-sponsored Senate Bill 22 which ensures taxpayer dollars are never used to subsidize abortions.