Nothing says “pro-life” quite like pulling lifesaving first responders like firefighters and paramedics from calls for service so they can be on standby for a publicity stunt. 

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Jerry Bennett

Nothing says “pro-life” quite like pulling lifesaving first responders like firefighters and paramedics from calls for service so they can be on standby for a publicity stunt.

On June 14, 22-year-old Maison DesChamps of Las Vegas climbed the Devon Tower. He was arrested by Oklahoma City police on a misdemeanor trespassing complaint after he scaled the building.

It turns out that it was just the latest cry for attention from DesChamps, who calls himself the “Pro-Life Spider-Man” and has put a trademark symbol after the moniker on his Instagram, even though he certainly doesn’t own the rights to the Marvel Comics superhero’s name. Apropos of everything, it actually belongs to The Walt Disney Company, which is famously on the outs with conservatives. Guess he didn’t get the message.

Anyway, the Oklahoma stunt was apparently a fundraiser for “Riley,” a woman reportedly 10 weeks pregnant who was awaiting mail-order “abortion pills,” according to Let Them Live, the group hosting the fundraiser, which has received just over 75 percent of the money sought by June 17, which was the date the pills were slated to arrive. There were no follow-ups for “Riley” nor the two other active campaigns on the site, both of which failed to meet their objectives by their announced deadlines.

Strange that DesChamps picked Oklahoma, which had not only just passed the most draconian anti-abortion legislation in the country prior to the overturning of Roe v. Wade but also a state that only performs approximately .6 percent of all abortions in the country each year, according to reproductive health think tank The Guttmacher Institute.

But, as the adage goes, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

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