An unapproved mural was painted on quiet street in Charlotte that read “Baby Lives Matter”, then was quickly painted over with other messages reading “Your body, your choice,” and “BLM”.
Activist Tayler Hansen posted an image on Twitter last weekend that seems to indicate that he was in the process of painting the mural.
BIG project coming 👀#BabyLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/eAlk2KYuwD
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) August 22, 2020
The full mural was completed last week in front of the Planned Parenthood facility on South Torrence Street in Charlotte’s Cherry Neighborhood.
Last night, anti-abortion activists painted Baby Lives Matter on the street in front of a Planned Parenthood in Cherry. We’ve gotten reports of harassment and racist remarks against patients and residents in the historically Black neighborhood over the last week. pic.twitter.com/kBW067SBNs
— Queen City Nerve (@queencitynerve) August 26, 2020
WBTV took a photo of the painting in their helicopter before it was painted over.
Someone painted a “Baby Lives Matter” mural at a Planned Parenthood location in Charlotte. https://t.co/JmEzDjueG8
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) August 27, 2020
The message was then painted over with the phrases “Your body, your choice,” and “BLM”
Meanwhile, the mural in Cherry, which was apparently put there by @taylerUSA, has been painted over with "Your body, Your choice" and "BLM"
🎥: Mandy Deak pic.twitter.com/xoU689TNFL
— Queen City Nerve (@queencitynerve) August 27, 2020
CMPD is now investigating the unapproved paintings.
What do you think about the messages?