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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The initial congressional vote concerning partial birth abortions occurred in 1995.
But supporters of the ban on so-called partial birth abortions vowed Thursday to keep the issue alive during the election campaign.
Another section of the legislation reads: "[A] prominent medical association has recognized that partial birth abortions are 'ethically different from other destructive abortion techniques because the fetus, normally twenty weeks or longer in gestation is killed outside the womb.