Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) called the police over the weekend after she discovered that someone had left a pro-abortion message on the sidewalk in front of her home in Bangor, Maine, on Saturday night.
The message, which had been written with chalk, stated: “Susie, please, Mainers want WHPA –> vote yes, clean up your mess.”
WHPA refers to the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill introduced in Congress that would codify abortion rights into federal law and ban states from imposing restrictions on abortion.
The legislation has passed in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has promised to bring it to a vote in the Senate soon. The legislation is considered to be dead-on-arrival in the Senate, and will simply be a virtue-signal vote, as the chamber is split 50-50, with the bill needing 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.
Bangor police arrived on the scene at Collins’ home in the West Broadway neighborhood of Bangor at 9:20 p.m. Saturday to investigate the chalk message, according to Bangor police spokesperson Wade Betters.
“The message was not overtly threatening,” he stated.
By Monday afternoon the message was gone, local news outlet Bangor Daily News reported.
In a statement released following the incident, Collins thanked the police department for its quick response.
“We are grateful to the Bangor police officers and the City public works employee who responded to the defacement of public property in front of our home,” the senator said.
Collins is not the only individual that has been targeted by enraged pro-abortion activists. Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices have had their addresses released recently, and protesters have shown up outside of their homes. GOP lawmakers and even Democrat lawmakers such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have also had their homes targeted. The furious protesters have even shown up to Christian churches, attempting to disrupt services.
All of this is in response to the leaking of an early draft opinion last week, which indicated that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, returning the issue of abortion to the states. While the court’s decision is neither official nor final, if Roe were overturned, there are currently 26 states with trigger laws that would immediately put bans or severe restrictions on abortion into effect.