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 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.
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.
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.