This definition largely overlaps with what those in the abortion trade currently refer to as "dilation and evacuation" or "dilation and extraction
" (D&E) abortions.
Physicians call the procedure a "dilation and extraction
Supreme Court endorsed this strategy of demonizing women in order to disenfranchise them when it upheld the federal ban on intact dilation and extraction
, a rarely used method of abortion.
The latest attempt to ban the intact dilation and extraction
procedure--called "partial birth abortion" by its critics--has become law in Michigan, but is likely to be challenged in court before it ever takes effect.
Bush's signing of a bill (twice vetoed by former President Bill Clinton) to outlaw so-called partial-birth abortions, a nonmedical propaganda buzzword invented by anti-choicers to mislabel an accepted procedure known to the medical community as intact dilation and extraction
adults support a ban on the late-term abortion procedure known as intact dilation and extraction
, or "partial-birth" abortion.
The bill was the third try in banning the procedure, also known formerly as intact dilation and extraction
. It is performed in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Haskell called the procedure "dilation and extraction
" (also known as D&X) and advocated it as faster, cleaner, and safer than removing the fetus by pieces--the other common method for second-trimester abortions.
Yet it has obtained wide currency thanks to the media, which, whether out of laziness or ignorance or fear of seeming too liberal, use it far more often than such terms as "dilation and extraction
" and "dilation and evacuation," which describe actual methods used in second- and third-term abortions.
The abortion debate promises to escalate, especially with a presidential election coming up, due to the Supreme Court's decision striking down a Nebraska law that banned dilation and extraction
, putting access to abortion services on firmer footing.
They wanted the most sweeping bill they could get, so they helped defeat amendments that would have specifically banned only the dilation and extraction
procedure, where the skull is punctured while in the birthing canal and the fetus is removed intact.
The medical community calls it intact dilation and extraction