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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Question #1: Does Nebraska's law ban only intact dilation and extraction abortions?
Partial-birth abortion bans clearly target this procedure, and legislative history dating back to the first congressional hearing in 1995 confirms that intact dilation and extraction was the sole target.
Applying these principles, the High Court could hold that the ban only applies to intact dilation and extraction procedures.
Justice Antonin Scalia was very active in resisting the efforts of Carhart's attorney, Simon Heller, to conflate D&E and intact dilation and extraction.
Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Wisconsin's and Illinois's bans on partial-birth abortion because it understood that these state laws banned only the intact dilation and extraction abortion procedure.
opposed intact dilation and extraction, saying it is not recognized in any medical textbooks.
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 (D&X).