Clyde Chambliss

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Clyde Chambliss
Member of the Alabama Senate from the 30th district
Assumed office
November 5, 2014
Preceded byBryan Taylor
Personal details
Born (1969-04-16) April 16, 1969 (age 50)
Prattville, Alabama
Political partyRepublican

Clyde Chambliss (born April 16, 1969) is an American conservative politician who has served in the Alabama Senate from the 30th district since 2014.[1][2] He completed his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1992, after which he started his civil engineering firm. Chambliss and his wife Tara Herring Chambliss have three daughters, Kristen, Lauren, and Madison.

Alabama abortion law[edit]

In May of 2019, he sponsored the Human Life Protection Act, which bans all abortions except in the case of endangerment to the mother’s health. Abortions in the cases of rape and incest would be banned, and subject abortion performers to 10 to 99 years in prison.[3][4] When asked about the issue, Chambliss said: "When God creates the miracle of life inside a woman’s womb, it is not our place as human beings to extinguish that life." [5]

The legislation only applied to fertilized eggs that are inside the womb, not those used in fertility treatments. Chambliss explained the discrepancy, "The egg in the lab doesn’t apply. It’s not in a woman. She’s not pregnant."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clyde Chambliss defeats Harris Garner in Senate District 30 GOP primary". AL.com. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  2. ^ "Clyde Chambliss". Legislature.state.al.us. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  3. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-alabama/alabama-senate-rejects-exception-for-rape-amid-debate-to-ban-nearly-all-abortions-idUSKCN1SK13E?il=0
  4. ^ https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/alabama-abortion-law-passed-alabama-passes-near-total-abortion-ban-with-no-exceptions-for-rape-or-incest-2019-05-14/
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/abortion-law-alabama.html
  6. ^ "Why Alabama's Abortion Law Includes an Exemption for Infertility". 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2019-06-05.