BREAKING: Federal Court Drops MAJOR Ruling Against Pro-Abortion Forces Challenging Texas Law

In a Monday ruling, a federal court ruled 2-1 against Texas abortion providers who requested their challenge to a Texas law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected be sent back to a lower court judge who previously blocked the law.

Instead, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans sent the case to the Texas Supreme Court. On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the ruling in a one-sentence order, saying, “The petition for a writ of mandamus is denied.”

According to Politico, the appeals court felt Texas’ law was too ambiguous for federal courts to ban it without the top court in Texas weighing in on it.

“The unresolved questions of state law must be certified to the Texas Supreme Court,” wrote Judge Edith Jones in the decision.

Texas’ law, which was enacted in September, poses unique challenges for pro-abortion forces looking to get it struck down. Primary among them is that it relies on a novel approach to enforce violations.

Instead of law enforcement punishing those who perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat is present, around six weeks into the pregnancy, individuals or groups could sue offending parties.

As The Washington Post reported, the Supreme Court split over the law by a 5-to-4 vote in September, refusing to strike it down before it was challenged in lower courts.

It was remanded back to the 5th Circuit last month by the Supreme Court.

However, CNN reported, they did provide “a narrow victory for the abortion clinics” by allowing them to sue state officials in federal court.

Monday’s ruling by the 5th Circuit and Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court “could mean months of delay, with the law remaining in place,” The Post reported.

Pro-abortion forces were furious after the federal court’s ruling on Monday.

“The Supreme Court gave the green light to this vigilante scheme and said if a state wants to pass a law that infringes on a constitutional right and delegate enforcement to the general public, federal courts can’t do anything to stop that,” said Marc Hearron, an attorney for the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights. “That’s the core of the case.”

However, almost every statement coming out of a pro-abortion group in the wake of the ruling seemed to express the same frustration: that the courts wouldn’t speed up the legal process so, presumably, they could score a victory — as they’ve assumed is their Constitution-given right since Roe v. Wade.

Except Roe v. Wade was a horrible decision, the Texas law presents novel legal questions, the justice system doesn’t exist so abortion proponents can get the decision they want as fast as they can and — in case they hadn’t noticed — there’s a different make-up to the Supreme Court now, one that (hopefully) reads the Constitution as written. That could mean a very different outcome than the Planned Parenthood crowd is hoping for.