The Trump administration has decided to ban the use of specific words and phrases from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents, according to The Washington Post.
Officials recently distributed the list of words to CDC policy analysts, prohibiting them from using terms like “transgender” and “fetus” in their policy documents in preparation for the 2019 budget. Other prohibited words include “evidence-based”, “diversity”, “entitlement” and “vulnerable.”
Democrats ripped the list on Saturday, with many calling it a hindrance to public health policy
“This is deeply disturbing and offensive,” Rep. Gwen Moore tweeted at President Trump on Saturday. “Shame on you, @realDonaldTrump.”
Instead of long-used phrases like “evidence-based” or “science-based,” the CDC will now says that it “bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the Post reports.
Planned Parenthood also released a statement Saturday calling the new changes “unimaginably dangerous” and “reckless,” according to The Hill.