partial-birth abortion

noun

Definition of partial-birth abortion

: dilation and extraction
  • … upholding a ban on so-called partial-birth abortion, a nonmedical term devised by the powerful antichoice lobby to attack a particular late-term abortion procedure.
  • —Edd Doerr

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First Known Use of partial-birth abortion

1995

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partial-birth abortion

noun par·tial-birth abortion \ ˈpär-shəl- \

medical Definition of partial-birth abortion

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