‘Evidence-based’ program that evaluates behavioral health therapies halted 

Despite the inclusion of the phrase “evidence-based,” the statement did not assuage critics’ concerns: The decision to freeze the registry comes as the Trump administration has advised agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid using seven words — including “evidence-based,” “science-based,” “fetus,” and “transgender” — in budget documents and to instead use language that won’t antagonize members of Congress.

The guidance, for example, suggested that instead of describing a policy or decision as “evidence-based,” the CDC say that it “bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes.”

Think about what happened in the past when science was based on community standards and wishes.

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