Trump administration reportedly prohibits CDC from using words: transgender fetus etc


Former Staff
Jun 2014
Trump administration reportedly prohibits CDC from using words like 'transgender,' 'fetus'


The Washington Post, citing an analyst at the meeting in Atlanta, reported that the ban is related to the 2019 budget that is given to Congress and CDC’s partners.

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

The CDC and the Office of Management and Budget did not respond to the paper, but the paper cited another unnamed official who confirmed the list’s existence. The report said that analysts were, in some cases, given alternate wording for the phrases.

In the case of “science-based” and “evidence-based,” the analyst said a substitute phrase was: “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes."


What are they supposed to say instead of "fetus"?
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Former Staff
Jul 2007
So. Md.
According to the Post, analysts have been instructed to use the phrase, "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes," instead of terms like "evidence-based" or "science-based."

Among the other words included on the list are "vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity" and “transgender.”
They're to base their recommendations in consideration of "community standards and wishes"??! What the hell?! I want it based on just science. That's it.

And why would they be banned from using those other words? What? If the words aren't said then they don't exist? Talk about an alternate universe!
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Apr 2012
I just listened to an expert say that Trump wants to create unrest,chaos so that he can declare Martial Law.

Not sure if this is true, but he is ripping the agencies that protect us to shreads,using willing Republicans as accomplices.
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Feb 2010
So if "community standards" include the idea that the Sun revolves around the Earth, we have to give that view due consideration. If the community thinks humans were created about 10,000 years ago and have never evolved (42% of Americans), we have to go with that as a counterbalance to science.
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Feb 2010
between Moon and NYC
Would be interesting to hear an explanation for the action. And who exactly made the decision.

Has to be based on something....
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