Christian “pro-life” activists Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes were handcuffed and charged with creating a disturbance for standing directly outside the front door of the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Center, screaming at police and yelling at patients who entered the clinic on May 30 in New York City.
New York City has a 15-foot buffer zone for clinic access, reported Courthouse News in 2019, but it is often violated by anti-abortion protesters, according to New York Assistant Solicitor General Ester Murdukhayeva.
The police informed the women that they could not stand right in front of the door, but they could continue their protest if they stepped a couple of feet behind a barrier, which they refused to do.
Beatty, who calls herself the “wife of Christ” on her Facebook page, posted a video of herself and Chavannes not wearing a COVID-19 masks, screaming at polite police, calling an officer “Satan,” shouting at patients and demanding to see an “executive order” from New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio.
An older woman joined the “pro-life” activists in condemning abortion, and she complained loudly about a lack of public bathrooms.
Beatty told Fox News that she didn’t support Black Lives Matter and compared the police killing of George Floyd to an abortion:
We’re black women but we do not support Black Lives Matter because they’re hand-in-hand with Planned Parenthood that kills African-American babies. They’re fraudulent hypocrites, and I believe all lives matter because God created them.
There are thousands of George Floyds that die every day in their mother’s womb and it’s just as injust as when he died at the hands of that police officer.
Beatty and Chavannes made news in April when they traveled to Louisville, Kentucky and attended in-person Easter service at the Maryville Baptist Church, noted the Louisville Courier Journal:
The church and its pastor, Jack Roberts, have come under heat for continuing in-person services despite executive orders banning mass gatherings, a state-backed order from the Bullitt County Health Department to cease in-person gatherings “immediately” and a rising number of coronavirus cases in Kentucky.