Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperin, reporting for The Washington Post:
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s
top public health agency from using a list of seven words or
phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official
documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting
Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget,
according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing.
The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,”
“transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases.
Instead of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” the suggested
phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in
consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person
said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately