LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- As the Supreme Court hears a major abortion case that could affect Roe V. Wade, Nevadans are discussing the impact it could have on the Silver State.
"Today marks a pivotal moment as the Supreme Court will hear a case out of Mississippi, which is a 15-week ban on abortion," said Lindsey Harmon, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada.
Harmon said Nevada is one of 13 states that is considered a safe haven for women seeking an abortion. If Roe V. Wade is overturned, it likely won't have much impact in Nevada.
"Nevada has a long history of being a pro-abortion state. Nevadans here and Planned Parenthood votes Nevada know that Roe is the floor and not the ceiling," she explained.
Instead, she said Nevada will likely see an increase in people traveling from out of state to access abortions. Utah and Idaho will likely ban abortion immediately if Roe V. Wade is overturned. Harmon said Nevada may home to the closest clinics for women in neighboring states.
"The Planned Parenthood health centers here have already seen an increase in patients from Texas, so this would only be an exponential increase," she said.
It could be six months before the Supreme Court hands down a decision.