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A rule that arose in the US Supreme Court’s decision in Rust v. Sullivan which prohibits physicians employed by Title X projects from fully counselling women who are unintentionally pregnant, thereby preventing physicians from offering nondirective advice on prenatal, infant, foster care, adoption, and pregnancy termination

gag rule

Medical ethics A rule arising in the US Supreme Court's decision in Rust v. Sullivan which prohibits physicians employed by the Title X projects from fully counseling ♀ who are unintentionally pregnant, thereby preventing physicians from offering nondirective advice on prenatal, infant, foster care, adoption, and pregnancy termination. See Rust v. Sullivan, Title X projects

gag rule

(gag rūl)
As generally used in the health care setting, a U.S. legal directive that obligates physicians not to discuss with patients modes of termination of pregnancy.
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Ag gag laws, she said, don't just interfere with workers blowing the whistle on animal abuse.
(298.) See The Ag Gag Laws: Hiding Factory Farm Abuses From Public Scrutiny, supra note 182; Lin, supra note 7 (outlining "ag-gag" laws with felony penalties).
battle to an effort to repeal the gag law. On February 27, 1929, the
What will be the result of this gag law? It will stifle debate; give unfair advantage to political parties over broad-based interest groups (since the politicians will still be able to get out their politically-biased, tax-funded propaganda to the tune of $30 million per election)," severely restrict the information that third-party organizations can release to the electorate during the election; protect politicians from criticism; and ensure that politicians decide on what will be debated during the campaign (Various news reports).
*Opposing state and federal mandates that interfere with physician free speech and patient-physician relationship, including physician "gag laws" that forbid physicians to discuss gun ownership and guns in the home.
(106.) See, e.g., Cody Carlson, The Ag Gag Laws: Hiding Factory Farm Abuses from Public Scrutiny, ATLANTIC (Mar.
This leader who once opposed "gag laws" was now gagging his own followers.
Panama's new president on Dec.20 formally removed from the books two press gag laws that were used by former military regimes to persecute newspapers and crack down on critics.
''These ag gag laws are putting the public at risk and they further erode what trust there is among Americans for the meat industry,'' said Paul Shapiro, the society's vice president of farm animal production.
Also, Harper seems to have turned his back on what he himself understood in earlier days to be threats to the nation, such as the electoral gag laws silencing third parties, as well as the ever more unsavoury actions of Human Rights Commissions which, instead of bringing equality to Canadians, are pitting groups against one another while extinguishing freedom of speech.
With delighted Inter American Press Association officials looking on, Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso last December signed a bill that repealed many of the so-called gag laws a succession of military dictators had used to censor, punish, and even eliminate news organizations.
Congress, meanwhile, is giving serious consideration to two wide-ranging gag laws. One, proposed by the government, would prohibit police, prosecutors, judges, and others from providing any information about "investigations, actions, or trials" during legal proceedings.