‘Pro-life Spiderman’ arrested for scaling Los Angeles building to raise money for mom in need

Maison DesChamps, known as the “Pro-Life Spiderman,” was arrested for at least the fourth time this year after he climbed the outside of the Ritz Carlton in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

According to KRON 4, a video of DesChamps scaling the 667-foot skyscraper was recorded by Traffic News Los Angeles, and a photo posted on Twitter showed that he hung a large banner stating, “Support Women. Not Abortion” from the building’s corner. DesChamps also posted his own video on social media, during which he highlighted the pro-life group Let Them Live, whose name was featured on the banner, and the help they gave to a woman named Olivia.

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“Hey guys, I’m out in here in Los Angeles today on the Ritz Carlton and today we’re raising money for a mom named Olivia,” he said. “She scheduled an abortion and so Let Them Live decided to help her instead. and she’s taking our help and we need to help her pay her rent, and help her fix her car so she can get to work, and save her baby from abortion. Sometimes it’s that easy that all they need is just a little bit of financial support and they are willing to choose life. So thank you, guys, for all the support. Have a good day.”

The Los Angeles police and fire departments arrived at the scene, met DesChamps at the top of the building, and took him into custody at about 9:30 a.m. local time. The LAPD put out a tweet alleging that DesChamps was “receiving treatment” for a “mental illness.” DeChamps told Live Action News that this claim is baseless.

“I am unsure why the LAPD decided to tweet this. They did in fact do a mental assessment as they do with every arrest. It took them two seconds to determine that I was, in fact, a sane professional,” DesChamps said. “But I’m trying not to spend too much time defending myself. I would hate to distract from the message I am trying to spread.”

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In an Instagram post shared hours after his arrest, DesChamps gave more details about Olivia and his plans to raise money to help her. “Hopefully we can show California what ‘Love thy neighbor’ really means,” he said, in what is likely a response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pro-abortion billboards placed in pro-life states which used Bible verses, including “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” to promote abortion.

DesChamps was also arrested in August 2022 for protesting outside of UCSF’s Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where a group of pro-lifers was protesting the harvesting of organs from abortion victims to use for research projects. There were 15 other pro-lifers present, but DesChamps was the only one arrested.

“I was arrested for peacefully protesting on public property, a clear violation of my First Amendment right,” DesChamps said in a statement at the time. “The industrial abortion complex will use every resource available to stop us from exposing them, we cannot be intimidated. If they want us to stop protesting they should stop killing babies.”

As previously reported by Live Action News, DesChamps rose to social media fame as “Pro-Life Spiderman,” scaling skyscrapers without ropes or a net in order to hang pro-life banners and draw attention to the pro-life cause. In May 2022, he climbed both the Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco and the New York Times building. Police arrested him following his Salesforce Tower climb, but not the climb of the New York Times building. He also scaled a 50-story tower in Oklahoma in July, after which he was taken into custody.

DesChamps said in May that he is hoping to raise $1,000,000 for pro-life charities including Let Them Live, Save Unborn Life, Save the Storks, California Right to Life League, Nevada Right to Life, and CareNet Detroit.

Editor’s Note, 12/1/22: Added quote from Maison DesChamps in response to a claim from the LAPD.

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