Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Bans CDC From Using Words Like 'Fetus, Diversity, Transgender'

"You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus.' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola", Singiser said". The source explained that they were given instructions forbidding them from using the terms evidence-based, science-based, vulnerable, entitlement, fetus, diversity and transgender.

That phrase was among the seven banned from official documents being prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the 2019 federal budget, according to a report.

Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based", the suggested phrase was "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".

In an astonishing move, authorities at the CDC were told in a Thursday meeting they were not to utilize certain words, an approach examiner revealed to The Washington Post. Just think how this will affect the CDC dealing with The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention that's working on ways to prevent HIV among transgender people & reduce health disparities, not to mention the CDC's work on birth defects caused by the Zika virus including research on developing fetuses.

Sharing the news about the banned words, Planned Parenthood tweeted: "It's clearer than at any other time: this organization has abhorred ladies' wellbeing, LGBTQ individuals, and science since the very first moment".

The US CDC health agency was reportedly instructed to avoid seven words and phrases in official documents drafted for next year's budget. "It was very much, 'Are you serious?" Are you kidding?'Reaction to the freaky and risky new order has not been favorable. If Trump and his cronies are willing to take that step, where will they stop? "You must be able to acknowledge the humanity of transgender people in order to address their health care needs".

"Here's a word that's still allowed", added Rush Holt, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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