HRC projected a list of seven words the CDC won’t include in the 2018 budget documents, onto President Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. “We will not be erased,” the message read, along with “fetus,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
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The LGBTQ advocacy group, partnered with artist Robin Bell on the project.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention policy analysts were informed about the words at a meeting with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, The Washington Post reported.
An analyst told The Post that other branches of Trump’s health department are likely complying with the same list of words.
The source said that CDC analysts reacted with surprise when the list was unveiled.
“It was very much, ‘Are you serious? Are you kidding?'” the analyst said, “In my experience, we’ve never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint.”
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald addressed reports that Trump’s administration had banned the CDC from using seven words or phrases in next year’s budget documents.
Fitzgerald said in a series of tweets there are “no banned words,” while emphasizing the agency’s commitment to data-driven science.