Words banned at CDC were also banned at other HHS agencies: report
Multiple agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have reportedly been told by the Trump administration that they cannot use certain phrases in official documents.
The Washington Post on Saturday published a report expanding on its report on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had been told it could no longer use the phrases evidence-based” and “science-based” in documents being prepared for the 2019 budget
The list of “forbidden” words and phrases given to policy analysts at the CDC also included “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender” and “fetus.”
However, that list expanded beyond just the CDC and to multiple other agencies as well. An official, who asked that their name and agency remain anonymous, told The Post that their agency had also been given such a list.
On top of the list of banned words and phrases given to the CDC, the second HHS agency was told to use “ObamaCare” as opposed to the Affordable Care Act and to refer to “marketplaces,” where people purchase health insurance, as “exchanges.”
The guidance also extends to the State Department, according to The Post.
Documents at the State Department now reportedly refer to sex education as “sexual risk avoidance,” which primarily refers to abstinence education.
The Trump administration has been repeatedly scrutinized for declining to acknowledge scientific findings, particularly related to climate change. Trump has also repeatedly expressed doubts about the scientific consensus that humans are the main cause of a warming planet. Numerous members of his administration and his appointees have also denied aspects of the scientific consensus related to global warming.
via climate change legislation – Google News http://bit.ly/2zvGkhw
December 16, 2017 at 07:21PM