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

Examples of partial-birth abortion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 Not a single Democratic candidate has expressed reservations about abortions, and a number of them have fought proposed restrictions on partial-birth abortions. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Partial-birth abortion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partial-birth%20abortion. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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partial-birth abortion

noun
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