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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Stephen Chapman, "Is Partial Birth Abortion Really so Awful?
The ACLJ also points out that Congress spent more than eight years deliberating the question of partial birth abortion and argues that such a well-considered Congressional action should not be struck down without Supreme Court review.
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.
Supporters of a partial birth abortion ban have become expert at describing what is undeniably a gruesome procedure.
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.
While it is true that partial birth abortion is banned by the federal law, the state partial birth abortion ban allows for enforcement of the law by state prosecutors-not just federal officials," said Balch.
This decision flies in the face of the American people who overwhelmingly characterize this as a heinous act precisely because partial birth abortion includes delivering a third trimester baby only to kill him/her.
Even the Times, which only the day before had editorially lambasted the American Medical Association for trying to prohibit partial birth abortion, could not entirely sanitize or euphemize the procedure.
Missouri's ban on partial birth abortion has already spent too much time in the courts," said Missouri Gov.
The authors of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act recognized the constitutional infirmity of their bill, and thus sought to alter the facts upon which Stenberg was decided.
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