gag rule


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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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