intact dilation and extraction


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Related to intact dilation and extraction: Partial birth abortion, D&X

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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What is intact dilation and extraction, if it is not partial-birth abortion?
Neither side discussed alternatives to intact dilation and extraction that can sound equally gruesome, such as internal dismemberment of the fetus.
Thompson ruled that New Jersey legislation barring the specific procedure known in medical circles as intact dilation and extraction threatened the right of U.
But that did not diminish the intensity of the debate over partial-birth abortion, known medically as intact dilation and extraction.
It focused on the issues the Court had decided to accept for review: (1) does Nebraska's ban apply only to the intact dilation and extraction procedure (abbreviated "D&X" - - i.
Finally, Coreen's increasing health problems forced them to accept the advice of numerous medical experts that the intact dilation and extraction (D&X) was, indeed, the best option for Coreen's own health, and the abortion was performed.
One issue that came up repeatedly was whether intact dilation and extraction, or ``partial-birth'' abortion, is necessary.