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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In the procedure prohibited by the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, intact dilation and evacuation, the physician dilates the woman's cervix and then attempts to extract the entire fetus.
Kennedy, writing for the majority, clearly identifies a variant of that procedure, intact dilation and evacuation, or D & X, as the only one that is prohibited.
Sophie Horak has spoken publicly about their loss, supporting the legality of the controversial procedure known as intact dilation and evacuation or partial-birth abortion.