Pro-life women handcuffed outside Planned Parenthood for social distancing violation while BLM protests rage

by Peter Heck · Jun 10th, 2020 12:50 pm

Last Updated Jul 20th, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Pro-life volunteers Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes, founders of At the Well Ministries, are crying foul after being handcuffed outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on May 30th.

The two activists were standing on the sidewalk praying outside of the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Center in Manhattan when officers detained them for supposedly violating New York City's social-distancing mayoral mandates.

Beatty pointed out what she saw as a double standard given the city's passive response to the thousands gathering to protest the killing of George Floyd at the same time.

"This is a clear statement of their bias now. It's blatant now," Beatty told Fox News, noting the crowded Floyd protests. "It's really truly biased against Christians, against pro-life abolitionists."

The pro-life advocate went on to say she believes hostility towards Christians is a bigger problem than hostility towards blacks, noting that as a black woman she had never been harassed by the police until she started doing pro-life work.

"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," Beatty told Fox News. "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 unjust as when he died at the hands of that police officer."

"Let me tell you something, Christians get it the worst," Beatty said in a Facebook Live video moments before she was handcuffed. "I have not been so harassed by the police until I started doing this!"

Chavannes agreed, questioning why churches in New York were closed while abortion clinics were allowed to be open.

The Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood has been in the news previously because of issues relating to patient safety.


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