Dem: Trump banning words in CDC documents ‘deeply disturbing and offensive’

Dem: Trump banning words in CDC documents ‘deeply disturbing and offensive’
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Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreHouse Democrat offers bill to let students with pot conviction retain federal aid House approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (D-Wis.) on Saturday ripped the Trump administration's reported decision to ban the use of certain words and phrases from official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents, calling the move "disturbing and offensive."

"This is deeply disturbing and offensive. Shame on you, @realDonaldTrump," Moore wrote on Twitter.

Moore's comments came a day after The Washington Post reported that senior CDC officials had distributed a list of "forbidden" words and phrases to the agency's policy analysts. 

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That list reportedly included words such as "fetus," "transgender" and "evidence-based." According to the Post, the move prohibits policy analysts from using the terms in official documents they prepare for the 2019 budget.

One analyst who attended the meeting where the lists were distributed told the Post that analysts are directed to use the phrase, “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes," instead of "evidence-based" or "science-based."

Planned Parenthood ripped the list on Saturday, calling it "unimaginably dangerous" and "reckless," and warning that banning the use of such words could hinder the CDC's ability to address public health concerns.

Among the other words included on the list are "diversity," "entitlement" and "vulnerable," according to the Post report.