Story Clarification: This story has been updated to show that Dothan’s Wiregrass Hope Group is a pro-life organization.

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Alabama and 25 other states will likely ban abortion very quickly.

In 2019, the state passed the ‘Alabama Human Life Protection Act,’ an act that bans nearly all abortions unless a pregnancy is a threat to a mother’s life with two doctors agreeing.

There were laws in place outlawing abortion even before Roe’s precedent was set.

“Because we do have a law on the books that predates Roe v. Wade, but has not been enforced, that means the moment the court says Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion is immediately illegal in the state of Alabama,” Robin Marty of West Alabama Women’s Center said.

Currently, clinics in Montgomery, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa offer abortion services, but if the ruling is overturned, they could be in danger of closing.

While Governor Ivey does agree that abortion should be outlawed, she was not happy about the leak bringing the court’s first draft to light.

“I’m sure hoping and praying that Roe v. Wade will be overturned, but it was outrageous there was a leak, it was just not acceptable,” Governor Ivey said.

The director of Dothan’s Wiregrass Hope Group, a pro-life organization that helps educate, support, and empower women and couples facing unplanned pregnancies, says if the court ultimately outlaws abortion, they will continue offering the other options as they always have for those individuals or couples who feel raising a child is not right for them at that time.

“The fact is that women will be in unplanned pregnancies regardless of what the outcome is. We are still a safe place for someone in an unplanned pregnancy to come and talk about what those options look like. Adoption, parenting, and we are going to provide resources,” the Executive Director of Wiregrass Hope Group said.

This “opinion of the court” was just a leak, and any information found in it was subject to change.