Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 8 years ago

Is partial-birth abortion legal in the US?

if so, where?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Intact dilation and extraction (IDX) is a type of late term abortion. It is also known as intact dilation and evacuation, dilation and extraction (D&X, or DNX), intrauterine cranial decompression and, vernacularly in the United States, as partial birth abortion. The procedure may also be used to remove a fetus that is developed enough to require dilation of the cervix for its extraction.[1]

    Though the procedure has had a low rate of use, representing 0.17% (2,232 of 1,313,000) of all abortions in the United States in the year 2000, according to voluntary responses to an Alan Guttmacher Institute survey,[2] it has developed into a focal point of the abortion debate. In the United States, intact dilation and extraction was made illegal in most circumstances by the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart.

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  • 8 years ago

    It's decided by the states, sixteen states ban it completely but most states allow it to save the life of the mother.

    It should be remembered that intact dilation and extraction is a late term procedure though it rarely happens during the second trimester, meaning it's performed when the fetus is dying/dead or when it's endangering the health and life of the pregnant person.

    It was actually rarely used even before the law in 2003 was signed. Also,one of the points of the procedure is to keep the fetus in tact. Which allows the parents to hold it, name it, baptize it, etc.

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  • CJ
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Unfortunately, nationwide.

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  • 8 years ago

    Put the baby up for adoption.

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  • Yes and it is sad.

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