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July 7, 1999

The Law, the AMA, and Partial-Birth Abortion

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(1):23-27. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-1-jbk0707

To the Editor: Drs Sprang and Neerhof1 assert that intact D&X places women "at increased risk of 2 additional complications" relative to other surgical midtrimester procedures, namely uterine rupture as a result of instrumentally performed internal podalic version and uterine or cervical laceration by scissors used to collapse the fetal skull.

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