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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They used myths and misrepresentations about abortion procedures to defend their decision and uphold a prohibition on intact dilation and extraction abortion.
Supreme Court endorsed this strategy of demonizing women in order to disenfranchise them when it upheld the federal ban on intact dilation and extraction, a rarely used method of abortion.
The abortion ban will now force doctors to consider alternative abortion procedures that could be riskier to a woman's health than intact dilation and extraction, which according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the "safest" procedure for women suffering from certain health conditions.
The latest attempt to ban the intact dilation and extraction procedure--called "partial birth abortion" by its critics--has become law in Michigan, but is likely to be challenged in court before it ever takes effect.
Bush's signing of a bill (twice vetoed by former President Bill Clinton) to outlaw so-called partial-birth abortions, a nonmedical propaganda buzzword invented by anti-choicers to mislabel an accepted procedure known to the medical community as intact dilation and extraction (D&X).
What is intact dilation and extraction, if it is not partial-birth abortion?
The bill was the third try in banning the procedure, also known formerly as intact dilation and extraction.
For many of those [normally pro-abortion] senators, the issue was sealed years ago when abortion opponents coined the term "partial birth" for a procedure that doctors call intact dilation and extraction.
The ban on the procedure, known medically as intact dilation and extraction and by opponents as ``partial-birth'' abortion, passed the House by a vote of 296-132, more than the 290 needed for an override.
His comment implied that all of them had been deliberately dishonest about the frequency and reasons that procedures like intact dilation and extraction -- the medical terminology for what pro-lifers call "partial-birth abortions" -- are performed.
The medical community calls it intact dilation and extraction.