(New Orleans, LA) -- A lawsuit over the new Texas abortion law will go before a federal appeals court next week. Oral arguments are set for January 7. Judges on the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit will decide whether the case should, first, go before the Texas Supreme Court. It's a move that opponents argue will delay a ruling on the merits in district court. The Texas law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. It also allows anybody to sue if they think the rules are being broken.