intact dilation and extraction


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Related to intact dilation and extraction: Partial birth abortion, D&X

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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Heller asserted that the district court found "an appreciable health risk" from prohibiting the intact dilation and extraction abortion procedure.
The medical community calls it intact dilation and extraction.
What is intact dilation and extraction, if it is not partial-birth abortion?
at 928 (quoting American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Executive Board, Statement on Intact Dilation and Extraction (Jan.
They used myths and misrepresentations about abortion procedures to defend their decision and uphold a prohibition on intact dilation and extraction 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 abortion ban will now force doctors to consider alternative abortion procedures that could be riskier to a woman's health than intact dilation and extraction, which according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the "safest" procedure for women suffering from certain health conditions.
Instead the justices will address two other issues raised by Nebraska: (1) that the ban should be narrowly construed to apply only to the "intact dilation and extraction" (D&X) procedure and not include D&E abortions, and (2) that the law is not unconstitutional under the "undue burden" standard articulated by the Court in Casey.