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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This was a different second-trimester procedure called intact dilation and extraction. "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 term partial-birth abortion was defined in the 1996 legislation as one wherein "the person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the infant and completing the delivery." The nearest medical term that to some degree meets that definition is an intact dilation and extraction, which involves the deliberate dilation of the cervix, usually over a sequence of days.
What this means is that if Nebraska's ban cannot reasonably be construed to ban only the intact dilation and extraction abortion procedure, it would be declared to be an "undue burden" on a woman's "right" to abortion because it would ban the most widespread technique used after the first trimester--dilation and evacuation (D&E).
Partial-birth abortion even has grand medical names such as "intact dilation and extraction" and "dilation and evacuation." ...But it turns out that the fancy terms were coined by the very doctors who popularized the procedure.
Thompson ruled that New Jersey legislation barring the specific procedure known in medical circles as intact dilation and extraction threatened the right of U.S.
No matter what your position on intact dilation and extraction - the medical name for the procedure opponents call partial-birth abortion - everyone loses if the Justice Department is allowed to undermine the privacy of personal medical records.
The law is aimed at banning what doctors identify as intact dilation and extraction (D&X), which is used most often between twelve and twenty weeks and occasionally after twenty weeks of pregnancy, depending on the physician's determination of the best way to terminate a problem pregnancy with the woman's health interest in mind.
Human cloning is theoretical, intact dilation and extraction is not.