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 use this term called 'dismemberment abortion,' which hasn't been picked up in the same way that partial birth abortion was used," Nash said.
The 5-4 decision said that the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, approved by Congress in 2003, does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, even though it does not contain an exception to protect the health of the mother.
The Conservatives were presented with a resolution at their policy convention, stating: "A Conservative government will support a ban on the performing or funding of third trimester partial birth abortion.
The bill bans a procedure called partial birth abortion, which is a political term, not a medical one.
The House revisited and approved the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act by an even larger veto-proof majority than it had the previous year.
In declaring illegal the so-called partial birth abortion procedure, the House and Senate trampled on these criteria.
The ACLJ also points out that Congress spent more than eight years deliberating the question of partial birth abortion and argues that the ban represents a permissible legislative course of action.
Even while acknowledging that Clinton voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, Politifact was sure to cite that her objections to the bill were due to the lack of exceptions included to protect the health of the woman.
We live in a society that sees nothing wrong with partial birth abortion, harvesting and selling body parts and stem cells from aborted babies, or killing handicapped children with poison gas.
Supporters of a partial birth abortion ban have become expert at describing what is undeniably a gruesome procedure.
Supreme Court's 5-4 June 28, 2000 decision that declared Nebraska's ban on partial birth abortion to be unconstitutional.
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