Amy Coney Barrett just dealt Democrats the massive defeat they worried would one day come

When Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Democrats had one major nightmare in mind.

This week it came true.

And Amy Coney Barrett just dealt Democrats the massive defeat they worried would one day come.

Amy Coney Barrett provided the decisive vote in a 5-4 decision for the Supreme Court rejecting a request by Texas abortion mills to block enforcement of a Texas law that allows individuals to file civil lawsuits against abortion providers for terminating pregnancies after six weeks.

Effectively, the abortion lobby wanted the Supreme Court to stop lower court judges from ever hearing a case brought under the new law.

The five Republican-appointed justices in the majority – Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch – ruled the abortion providers were unlikely to win on the merits.

“To prevail in an application for a stay or an injunction, an applicant must carry the burden of making a strong showing that it is likely to succeed on the merits, that it will be irreparably injured absent a stay, that the balance of the equities favors it, and that a stay is consistent with the public interest,” the order read.

While the judges did not tip their hands as to if they believed the Texas law was constitutional or not, the justices reasoned that their power only allows them to block government officials from enforcing laws and not to block laws themselves.

“The applicants now before us have raised serious questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law at issue. But their application also presents complex and novel antecedent procedural questions on which they have not carried their burden. For example, federal courts enjoy the power to enjoin individuals tasked with enforcing laws, not the laws themselves,” the majority added.

The justices stated that the named defendants – a law clerk and a judge – under the Texas law didn’t actually perform any enforcement that allowed the Court to step in, reasoning that the Court’s never been asked to stop a lawsuit before.

“And it is unclear whether the named defendants in this lawsuit can or will seek to enforce the Texas law against the applicants in a manner that might permit our intervention. The State has represented that neither it nor its executive employees possess the authority to enforce the Texas law either directly or indirectly. Nor is it clear whether, under existing precedent, this Court can issue an injunction against state judges asked to decide a lawsuit under Texas’s law,” the conservative justices concluded.

Abortion providers claim it will stop 85 percent of abortions in America.

And Donald Trump’s three Supreme Court appointees provided the votes to make it happen, while Chief Justice John Roberts once again tried to stab conservatives in the back.

This is the first heartbeat bill to go into effect in America.

Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.