Collins Calls Cops Over Sidewalk Chalk Message About Abortion

Source: Common Dreams

“Sen. Susan Collins summoned the cops to her house over the weekend to complain about a sidewalk chalk message urging her to vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify the abortion rights now in peril thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s right-wing majority — something the Maine Republican played a key role in solidifying. Police arrived at Collins'[s] home at 9:20 p.m. ET on Saturday, The Bangor Daily News reported Monday. The message, which Bangor police spokesperson Wade Betters described as ‘not overtly threatening,’ said: ‘Susie, please, Mainers want WHPA ⇒ vote yes, clean up your mess.’ By Monday afternoon, the sidewalk chalk had been washed away. ‘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,’ said Collins. The Maine Republican was ridiculed online, with critics accusing her of being ‘overly sensitive.'” (05/10/22)