The Supreme Court may overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.

It’s long been a political, legal, moral and controversy and debate.

In Billings, Police Chief St. John reassures all residents that local law enforcement is ready to control any protests that may become violent. Officers will also arrest anyone caught vandalizing or destroying property.

A leaked draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the high court planned to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade sparked pro-choice protests nationwide in recent weeks.

There’s also been an uptick in violence.

 Protesters have targeted the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices and law enforcement has been put on alert in case any of the protests become violent.

Vandalism has been reported at more than five pro-life crisis pregnancy centers across the U.S. and Catholic churches have been threatened and vandalized. Law enforcement across the country expect more of the protesting and vandalism to continue.

States where abortion likely will become illegal if Roe V. Wade is overturned are North Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas.