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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) contacted local police in Bangor, Maine, over the weekend after abortion rights, apparently left a chalk message outside her home in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), the Bangor Daily News reports, as the moderate senator prepares to vote against legislation that would codify abortion rights into law.

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Protesters wrote, “Susie, please, Mainers want WHPA —–> vote yes, clean up your mess” in chalk on the sidewalk outside Collins’ Bangor home, the Daily News reports based on a police report about the incident.

Collins called the local police to investigate the incident, who the Daily News reports arrived at her home at 9:20 pm on Saturday.

The chalk message was “not overtly threatening,” police spokesperson Wade Betters told the publication, which notes the message was no longer present as of Monday.

Collins said in a statement she was “grateful” to the police officers and public works employee “who responded to the defacement of public property in front of our home.”

The Bangor Police Department has not yet responded to a request for further comment on the incident.