On August 3, 1910, Georgia became the ninth state to ratify the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows Congress to levy a tax without apportioning it among the states.
On August 3, 1982, Michael Hardwick was arrested, setting in motion the prosecution that would eventually lead to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick.
Opponents of Planned Parenthood rallied outside the group’s downtown August location, according to the Augusta Chronicle.
With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization’s downtown Augusta clinic.
“We’re here to pray in defense of the defenseless,” said Pastor David McKinley of Warren Baptist Church. “And to pray for women who choose to walk through the doors of Planned Parenthood.”
After McKinley’s opening remarks, others spoke in favor of ridding the nation’s largest abortion provider of taxpayer dollars.
Our rally wasn’t about protesting or chanting,” said Laura Shipp, the event’s organizer. “And I’m so thankful none of our supporters did that. We just came here to pray the Senate will defund Planned Parenthood so our tax money will not be used to support them. These latest videos have exposed what Planned Parenthood is all about, where the baby’s body parts are being sold for profit.”
“We want our event in Augusta to be heard in Washington.”
Governor Nathan Deal is expected to set the date for a Special Election in House District 122 for November 3, 2015.
Congressman Tom Price spoke to a Meet-and-Greet on Saturday for J. Max Davis, who is running for State Representative in the Special Runoff Election on August 11, 2015. In the following clip, Rep. Price talks about J Max’s record as Mayor of Brookhaven, the special importance of the election to Republican voters in Fulton and DeKalb Counties, and a little bit about how to win a special election.
DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester introduced Rep. Price.Continue Reading..