Background: I study/do research in cognitive linguistics, so I know framing matters and has huge consequences, especially at a political level. However, that doesn't often translate into an ability to personally re-frame debates in order to get to the issue at hand. So...
...I was really excited to see this piece in my friend's blog: http://www.thelittleblueblog.org/2012/0 ... d-liberty/
It's about re-framing the abortion debate from a progressive perspective. Regarding one recent proposal by the Texas GOP they write:
(T)he GOP’s policy does not protect American life at all. For example, arguing that this bill guarantees that “all innocent human life must be respected and safeguarded from fertilization to natural death” is nonsense. Real safeguarding of human life would involve measures that the Republican-dominated Texas legislature opposes: universal health care, a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, protection against starvation, and a ban on poisonous food and environmental pollution in the name of corporate profit.
There's also quite a lot about specific language use and how to change it. I thought it was neat.