Re: “HHS denies ban on words such as ‘science-based,” (TNT, 12/17).
Apparently, federal policy analysts were presented with a list of forbidden words recently, handed down from the Trump administration. An age-old strategy: control people by controlling the dialogue.
The following words are barred from official documents for next year’s CDC budget proposals: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
As a vulnerable citizen who values diversity and supports transgender people, I value both science-based and evidence-based outcomes.
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Furthermore, I reject the notion that all fetuses deserve entitlements, or that words should be banned for ideological reasons.