Call it censored, call it buried, call it lost – the search term “abortion” was all of the above for approximately a month on POPLINE. “Contraception,” “sexuality,” and “reproductive health” are the next stopwords, unless we remain vigilant and protest loudly.
Why did the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's medical database black out the word "abortion" from its searchable terms? Does federal funding equal censorship? Update: The Dean of the School issues a statement and restores the word.
Silencing both sides of the reproductive rights debate is as insidious as silencing just one.