New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against a group of Republican pro-life activists. The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction which would prevent said activists from going near or staging protests near Planned Parenthood buildings.
Among those named in the lawsuit are Edmee Chavannes and Bevelyn Beatty.
The New York Lawsuit
Chavannes and Beatty are two Black conservative Christian women who, not long ago, gained instant inter fame for repeatedly painting over Black Lives Matter murals throughout the streets of New York City.
Beatty, in particular, has also achieved renown for her protests against Black Lives Matter. In Washington D.C., she was recently stabbed while trying to help another person whom BLM members had assaulted.
In filing her lawsuit, New York AG James has claimed that the two women have repeatedly harassed both patients and staff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York. She says that they have been protesting at the clinic for nearly every week since 2019 and that they have not been wearing masks while doing so.
“For almost 50 years, Roe v. Wade has made clear the right of women to control their bodies. Despite the clear protections under the law, these individuals used violent and illegal tactics to harass, threaten and block women from entering Planned Parenthood,” James said in a statement.
Joy Calloway, the interim CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, accuses the two conservative activists of unleashing a “vitriol of hate” outside of the Planned Parenthood Center in Manhattan and says that they are a “threat to reproductive rights.”
She accuses them of “spew[ing] lies” and “us[ing] physical force.”
No one is known to have ever been injured as a direct result of something that either Beatty or Chavannes have done during a protest. However, as mentioned, Beatty has been injured by BLM members before.