dilation and extraction


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dilation and extraction (D&E),

a form of abortion in which the cervix is dilated and the fetus extracted in pieces using surgical forceps; technique used to complete a second trimester spontaneous abortion or as a form of induced abortion.

dilation and extraction

di·la·tion and ex·trac·tion

(dī-lā'shŭn ek-strak'shŭn)
A form of abortion in which the cervix is dilated and the fetus extracted in pieces using surgical forceps; technique used to complete a second trimester spontaneous abortion or as a form of induced abortion.
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Neither side discussed alternatives to intact dilation and extraction that can sound equally gruesome, such as internal dismemberment of the fetus.
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).
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.
One issue that came up repeatedly was whether intact dilation and extraction, or ``partial-birth'' abortion, is necessary.
1833, a bill that would have imposed a nationwide ban on an abortion technique known as dilation and extraction (D&X), which is used primarily to terminate pregnancies after 20 weeks when a woman's life or health is at risk.
The vetoed bill would have banned late-term dilation and extraction abortions, called ``partial-birth abortions'' by critics who say they amount to infanticide since a physician partly extracts the fetus, then collapses its skull and suctions out the brain before completing the abortion.
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 American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) strongly opposes the recent Supreme Court decision to allow a federal ban on a specific abortion procedure (the dilation and extraction procedure) that may be necessary in some cases to preserve a woman's health.
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 (D&X).
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.