Anti-Abortion Rights 'Spiderman' Scales New York Times Building

An anti-abortion rights activist who calls himself ‘Pro-Life Spiderman’ climbed the 52-story New York Times corporate building in Manhattan on May 5, two days after he was arrested for a similar stunt at the Salesforce building in San Francisco.

Maison DesChamps freehand climbed the facade of the New York Times’ corporate building on Eighth Avenue on Thursday morning, posting video of his climb to Instagram.

Reports said DesChamps hung banners along the way, including one that read, “ABORTION KILLS MORE THAN 911 EVERY WEEK!”

Later posts indicated DesChamps descended the building via the indoor stairs. No reports of an arrest were made.

According to a GoFundMe linked on his Instagram page, DesChamps identifies himself as “a rock climber that has recently started climbing skyscrapers to end abortion.” DesChamps urges people to donate in the name of ending abortion, though at the time of this report, his website was not accessible. Credit: Maison DesChamps via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, yeah, the city that never sleeps. Well, sleep on this. Ooh, oh. It's a solid Alain Robert classic route. You can't get any more classic than this.

Oh, yeah, the city that never sleeps. Well, sleep on this. Ooh, oh. It's a solid Alain Robert classic route. You can't get any more classic than this.

Oh, yeah. the city that never sleeps. Well sleep on this. Ooh, oh. It's a solid Alain Robert classic route. You can't get any more classic than this.

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