partial-birth abortion


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par·tial-birth abortion

(pär′shəl-bûrth′)

par′tial-birth′ abor′tion


n.
(term used chiefly by opponents of abortion) intact dilatation and extraction.
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One of those who was shocked by partial-birth abortion wrote the majority decision in upholding the national ban on that procedure that we passed in 2003: U.
Wade decision to strike down state laws against partial-birth abortion," said Deirdre McQuade of the U.
A 2003 ban on partial-birth abortions, supported by President Bush, never went into effect since a Supreme Court ruling says that all abortion laws must contain provisions to "protect a women's health.
21 it will consider the constitutionality of the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
Hamilton also correctly rebuffed Congress' blatant effort to finesse previous Supreme Court objections to partial-birth abortion bans that included no exception for protecting maternal health.
Section [section] 1531(b) defines the term "partial-birth abortion" (3) and extends coverage of the prohibition to any "individual" who performs a partial-birth abortion, regardless of whether that person is a licensed medical practitioner.
Canady, then chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution (he is a Jeb Bush-appointed district court judge in Florida), now introduced the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995, and held a hearing on the bill in his subcommittee the very next day.
The most significant gain pro-lifers have made is in the debate over partial-birth abortion, where Democrats switched their votes in droves, becoming converts to the pro-life cause on this issue.
This is the first time that a court has refused to grant permanent or preliminary relief from a partial-birth abortion ban, according to Julie Kay of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy.
For example, the term partial-birth abortion, which was used in the House and Senate bills, is not found any medical dictionary or textbook.
We're hopeful that a majority of the Justices will conclude what most Americans already know: the federal ban on partial-birth abortion is a valid - indeed essential - barrier against infanticide.
These horrific abortions were finally banned in 2003 when then-President Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act into law.

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