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      Trump Administration forbids CDC from using 7 words

      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...215-story.html

      "Trump administration officials are forbidding 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."
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      I'm not sure I understand why this has happened. Is it because the words are controversial?
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      Sure. The use of such fabricated terms give an official endorsement to the concepts that lie behind them. If the government document, press release, or etc. speaks of a fetus rather than an unborn child, it promotes--by the usage--the idea that it is simply a mass of cells that might turn into a human...or not. The average person is horrified at the thought of babies who are able to live outside the womb bein dismembered and their body parts sold off, but call it a fetus and that whole thing seems much less horrible, something like disposing of placenta.

      It is like saying someone is a "Nationalist" instead of a "Patriot" or calling someone an "undocumented person" rather than an "illegal alien." People think that principles govern politics, but something as simple as the choice of words can go a long way towards doing that as well, especially if you can condition the average person to use the ones you want them to use.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      Sure. The use of such fabricated terms give an official endorsement to the concepts that lie behind them. If the government document, press release, or etc. speaks of a fetus rather than an unborn child, it promotes--by the usage--the idea that it is simply a mass of cells that might turn into a human...or not. The average person is horrified at the thought of babies who are able to live outside the womb bein dismembered and their body parts sold off, but call it a fetus and that whole thing seems much less horrible, something like disposing of placenta.

      It is like saying someone is a "Nationalist" instead of a "Patriot" or calling someone an "undocumented person" rather than an "illegal alien." People think that principles govern politics, but something as simple as the choice of words can go a long way towards doing that as well, especially if you can condition the average person to use the ones you want them to use.
      Perhaps you are correct.
      I consider the term "fetus" as a developmental stage of human life, much like toddler, teenager, young adult, middle-aged adult and senior citizen.
      Certainly there are people who use the term fetus in order to dehumanize and justify murder.

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      I find this disturbing particularly when it comes to the words evidence based and science based. Unless your against evidence and science this doesn't make any sense to me. Kinda like the entire Trump administration doesn't make any sense to me.

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      Forbidden words? Weak. I'm sorry, but what kind of person refuses and forbids others to use technical terms that have precise meanings just because they might be political buzzwords?

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      It's also not new. Government agencies have been banning or disallowing the use of politically incorrect terms and words for decades now and, in some cases, inventing new words that are supposed to be used by everyone in place of the banned ones--and that command also applies to every WOMYN, HERSTORY STUDENT, PERSON OF COLOR, UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANT, and their COMPANION ANIMALS!

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      I've been trying to find more information about this. What I found was that all articles point to the Washington Post one as the source. Apparently an analyst found out about the 7 words/phrases at a meeting about the budget and wanted to share the info. It's not even confirmed by the White House.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...215-story.html

      "Trump administration officials are forbidding 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."
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      I'm not sure I understand why this has happened. Is it because the words are controversial?
      Is that an onion joke or something? Trump forbidding unpolitically correct words?

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      Cencoring words? Wow shades of a dictator? It is a shame that he is so infantile and insecure
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