NCAC Condemns Trump Administration Censorship of CDC

by Garry Watts December 17, 2017, 0:25
NCAC Condemns Trump Administration Censorship of CDC

The Trump administration has reportedly given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a list of words that they can not use in official documents, according to a new report from The Washington Post, published on December 15.

The report said the forbidden words are "vulnerable", "entitlement", "diversity", "transgender", "fetus", "evidence -based" and "science-based".

The administration did not offer replacement words for all of the banned words, but in the case of the terms "evidence-based" and "science-based", the administration suggested the CDC use the phrase "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".

The instructions even included alternative phrases in some instances.

Documents related to federal budget proposals that contained those words were sent back to the agency for "correction", according to the CDC's Alison Kelly.

The analyst also noted that the ban on words hadn't made its way to CDC scietists yet, explaining that when it got down to them, they "will not lay down quietly".

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NARAL Pro-Choice America was among those decrying the news, the latest evidence of the Trump administration's blatant disregard for scientific integrity.

The Trump administration also moved away from the possibility of including information about sexuality and gender identity in the U.S. Census.

Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government relations for Planned Parenthood, described it as "unimaginably dangerous" for the CDC to forbid its scientists and staff "from speaking about things essential to Americans' health".

Following the news of the banned words, Twitter was flooded with remarks from individuals anxious about a ban on the expressions science-based and confirm based, while others featured feelings of trepidation over the words transgender and assorted variety being banned - with a board individual from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health portraying the move as "very stunning".

Many CDC employees reportedly aren't happy about the changes.


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