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The office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Tuesday it has been asked to contact police if there is any activity outside her home because she has received “threatening letters and phone calls” in the past after a message urging her to codify Roe v. Wade was written in chalk outside her home.
The senator reported the message to police, but it was determined not to be a crime because it wasn’t threatening.
The message said “Mainers Want WHPA. Clean up your mess,” referring to the Women’s Health Protection Act. Other messages were left outside her home that weren’t reported to police.
The writing was eventually washed away by a public works crew.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters amid the fallout from a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The message came as pro-choice protesters have marched outside the homes of various politicians and U.S. Supreme Court justices in the wake of a leaked draft