Talk:Intact dilation and extraction
Instead of making this really medical heavy, i figure at RW the more interesting piece is the politics? would anyone mind if i just linked to a medial page for the "icky gory" parts?--En attendant Godot 17:05, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Reason for late-term abortions
"but again, it should be reinforced that this procedure, like all later term abortions, is almost universally done on wanted pregnancies that have become medically problematic" -- Citation needed. There's a footnote, but it contains no external source, only free speculation. And Wikipedia seems to strongly disagree, suggesting only 2% of late-term abortions are done because medical complications make it necessary. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:25, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
In Homo sapiens, a foetus doesn't become a baby until it's fully independent of its mother's body.
Gamete (0 days - fertilisation) Zygote (up to 10 days) Embryo (10 days - 63 days) Foetus (63 days - birth) Baby