Thanks Katy, I generally agree. The point I’m making is that these slogans often become symonymous with established viewpoints, mere demarcation flags atop the barbed wire that separates tribes. If instead they were used as starting points of debate, opposing camps might find more common ground.
Example — we’re supposed to self-select into either pro-life or pro-choice camps, and the labels become mere badges of allegiance.
However, I could argue that promoting reproductive choice and education is actually pro-life as it correlates with healthier life choices and fewer unwanted pregnancies.