October 27, 2023

"Pro-Life Spider-man" Climbs Accenture Tower in Chicago; Raises $20,000 for Pregnant Single Mother

Maison DesChamps, a 24-year-old free climber known as the "pro-life spider-man" was arrested after climbing the 40-story Accenture Tower in Chicago. DesChamps climbs skyscrapers without ropes or harnesses in an effort to raise money for vulnerable pregnant women considering abortion.

This is not DesChamps's first arrest for a pro-life climb, and it is unlikely to be the last. CNA reports that DesChamps was arrested on six of seven climbs.

His October 10 climb of Accenture Tower raised $20,000 for a woman named Sierra, a 27-year-old woman who facing a difficult situation after being abandoned by the father of her unborn child.

“I don’t mind going to jail if it’s going to save a life,” he told CNA.

“I don’t encourage people going out and breaking the law. But the truth is, we can only follow the law until the law of our government gets in the way of the law of our God,” he said.

“One of the commandments that God’s given us is to rescue those who are being led into death. So if we have to do a sit-in, I don’t see a problem with that. If we climb a building, it’s not a big deal. I don’t think we should go around and vandalize and be nefarious. I don’t encourage that whatsoever. But we have to make a statement to save these children.”