CDC Director: No, We Didn't 'Ban' Words

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Posted: Dec 18, 2017 11:05 AM
CDC Director: No, We Didn't 'Ban' Words

CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald took to Twitter to dispute claims that the agency is prohibted from using words such as "evidence-based," "fetus," and "transgender." According to Fitzgerald, there are "no banned words" at all at the CDC.

Fitzgerald called the reports that words were banned a "complete mischaracterization" regarding the budget process. Further, HHS will still use science.

Fitzgerald did not explain what exactly was mischaracterized by the reports.