A man who calls himself the “Pro-Life Spider-Man” scaled the New York Times building and the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco this week and hung signs protesting abortion.
Maison DesChamps describes himself as a “rock climber that has recently started climbing skyscrapers to end abortion.”
On Tuesday, DesChamps scaled California’s second-tallest building to deliver a pro-life message and to raise money for anti-abortion charities only days after the leaked draft opinion that Roe v. Wade could be overturned by the Supreme Court.
DesChamps flew from Las Vegas to San Francisco on Tuesday morning and began climbing the 1,070-foot-tall Salesforce Tower around 9 a.m. The 22-year-old college student had been planning the daring climb for a month and used Google Maps to access the building.
However, DesChamps was arrested for scaling the skyscraper.
“Officers placed DesChamps in custody once he climbed all 61 floors to reach the tower’s roof,” the Daily Mail reported. “He appeared to only be wearing a hoodie, as several office workers inside the tower recorded footage of the climber reaching their floors without any climbing gear.”
The San Francisco Police Department arrested DesChamp and charged him with two misdemeanors – trespassing and another for resisting a police investigation for not complying with orders by the police to stop climbing. He was released on Tuesday afternoon.
Following his climb, a KGO-TV reporter asked if he was scared, to which he responded, “No…I cut my feet which means bringing your feet off the wall and I hung one off one hand to show off a little bit ya know?”
DesChamps was asked if he had any regrets, and he replied, “No… it was fun. I’d do it again. I don’t have any regrets. We’re sending a message.”
The pro-life activist said of physicians who perform abortions, “These doctors are literally killing these babies on the table and leaving them out to die. We’re not trying to yell at women who want to have an abortion, we don’t want to blame them… we just want to let them know there are other options.”
DesChamps was also arrested last year for climbing the Aria hotel in Las Vegas to protest COVID-19 restrictions.
On his Instagram account, DesChamps posted daunting photos and a video of him climbing the Salesforce Tower with the caption: “All lives deserve a voice.”
DesChamps followed up his San Francisco climb by flying to the other side of the country to scale another iconic building in an effort to promote a pro-life agenda.
DesChamps climbed the 52-story, 721-foot New York Times building in New York City on Thursday morning. Around 5 a.m., DesChamps scaled the home of the Gray Lady and hung two signs up. One of the signs read: “Abortion kills more than 9/11 every week!”
The pro-life activist was able to infiltrate the New York Times building and escaped through the stairwell inside the building.
DesChamps shared videos of him scaling the New York Times building on Instagram.