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CDC given list of banned words, including "fetus" and "diversity"

CDC given list of banned words, including

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.

The instructions even included alternative phrases in some instances. Other CDC officials confirmed the existence of a list of banned words to the Post.

Sharing the news about the banned words, Planned Parenthood tweeted: "It's clearer than at any other time: this organization has abhorred ladies' wellbeing, LGBTQ individuals, and science since the very first moment". For example, officials can say "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes" instead of saying a recommendation is "science-based" or "evidence-based".

Orwellian Nightmare: Trump administration prohibits the CDC from using a list of seven words or phrases including "science-based" and "evidence-based".

The question of how to address such issues as sexual orientation, gender identity and abortion rights - all of which received significant visibility under the Obama administration - has surfaced repeatedly in federal agencies since US President Donald Trump took office. While it doesn't explicitly ban the CDC from researching gun violence, it means that if the agency ever concludes that a possible solution includes gun regulation, they'll be punished for it.

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The Post report also claimed that one official at the CDC said that other segments of the Department of Health and Human Services were likely operating under the guidelines as well.

The Office of Management and Budget did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

"In my experience, we've never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint", the analyst said.

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". Much of the CDC's work has strong bipartisan support.

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