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partial-birth abortion

[ pahr-shuhl-burthuh-bawr-shuhn ]
/ ˈpɑr ʃəlˈbɜrθ əˈbɔr ʃən /
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noun

(term used chiefly by opponents of abortion) dilation and extraction.

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Origin of partial-birth abortion

First recorded in 1995–2000
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Medical definitions for partial-birth abortion

partial-birth abortion

n.

A late-term abortion, especially one in which a viable fetus is partially delivered through the cervix before being extracted. Not in technical use.
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