intact dilation and extraction

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intact dilation and extraction

n.
Abbr. intact D & X or IDX A late-term surgical abortion in which the cervix is dilated and the fetus is partially delivered into the vagina before being extracted. Also called intact dilation and evacuation, partial-birth abortion.
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A 2003 federal law already bans that practice, a form of late-term abortion known in medical literature as intact dilation and evacuation.
Carhart, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, a federal law punishing physicians who intentionally perform an abortion procedure known as intact dilation and evacuation.
In the procedure prohibited by the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, intact dilation and evacuation, the physician dilates the woman's cervix and then attempts to extract the entire fetus.
The court's 5-4 decision reflects the revulsion with which most Americans, including many abortion-rights supporters, view the procedure, known medically as intact dilation and evacuation.
Kennedy, writing for the majority, clearly identifies a variant of that procedure, intact dilation and evacuation, or D & X, as the only one that is prohibited.
Sophie Horak has spoken publicly about their loss, supporting the legality of the controversial procedure known as intact dilation and evacuation or partial-birth abortion.
The couple went to Los Angeles to have the fetus removed by intact dilation and evacuation.
I had an intact dilation and evacuation or D&E - wrongly termed ``partial birth abortion'' - because, in the opinion of my specialists, it was the safest and most appropriate medical procedure available for both me and my son.
The procedure, medically known as intact dilation and evacuation, involves the partial delivery of the fetus through the birth canal before the doctor kills it by sucking out the brains.
The Adeses had to get through four nights before doctors could begin the three-day intact dilation and evacuation procedure the following Monday.
And now, to state lawmakers - including the California Legislature - considering similar bans on a form of late-term abortion known as intact dilation and evacuation (D&E).
The measure seeks to outlaw a rare procedure known as an intact dilation and evacuation, which is performed after 20 weeks of gestation and is called by abortion opponents a "partial birth abortion.