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Rationale for Banning Abortions Late in Pregnancy

M. LeRoy Sprang, MD; Mark G. Neerhof, DO
JAMA. 1998;280(8):744-747. doi:10.1001/jama.280.8.744.
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THE ABORTION ISSUE remains in the public eye and the media headlines largely because of a single late-term abortion procedure referred to in the medical literature as intact dilation and extraction (D&X) and in the common vernacular as partial-birth abortion. This article reviews the medical and ethical aspects of this procedure and of late-term abortions in general.

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