Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center is Washington, D.C.’s premier institute working to apply the riches of the Judeo-Christian tradition to contemporary questions of law, culture, and politics, in pursuit of America’s continued civic and cultural renewal.

DOBBS CENTRAL:  The Law, the Facts, and the Politics

Our compendium of the best resources on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, from EPPC scholars and other experts.


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Why Preaching Is Central to Priesthood

Carl R. Trueman

John Chrysostom’s greatest lesson for the church today is arguably the importance he ascribes to the preached Word in his account of the priesthood and in his own ministry.


First Things / January 20, 2022

Biden’s ‘Minor Incursion’ Remark Was More Than Just a Gaffe. It Revealed a Weak President.

Henry Olsen

President Biden’s news conference on Wednesday was a microcosm of the reasons his presidency is on life support. Nothing better demonstrates that than his statement that the United States might tolerate a Russian “minor incursion” into Ukraine.


/ January 20, 2022

The Pro-Life Movement Is Profoundly American

Alexandra DeSanctis

The fight for life is the most recent effort to ensure that our country abides by the solemn words of the Declaration of Independence.


National Review Online / January 19, 2022

Marching Toward a Different Future

George Weigel

The annual March for Life in Washington began in 1974—and it’s hard to think of a more admirable or consistent public witness to the dignity of the human person being given for so many years by so many people of all races, religions, and social classes.


Syndicated Column / January 19, 2022

INTERVIEW: Dr. Aaron Kheriaty Discusses COVID-19, Vaccine Mandates and His Dismissal From UC-Irvine

Aaron Kheriaty

EPPC Fellow Aaron Kheriaty, a Catholic psychiatrist and ethicist who was fired last month from the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, explains why he made a principled stand in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.


National Catholic Register / January 18, 2022

Opioids and the Unattached Male

Patrick T. Brown

Policymakers should understand that the drug-overdose crisis is a crisis of single men.


City Journal / January 18, 2022

Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing

Ryan T. Anderson

Announcing a new book equipping readers for the next chapter of the pro-life movement.


National Review / January 18, 2022

Scholar Appearances

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VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson Joins Gov. Pete Ricketts on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

The Nebraska Way podcast / January 18, 2022

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on the Pro-life Movement at a Crossroads

Georgetown University Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life / January 18, 2022

VIDEO: Aaron Kheriaty and NBA Star Jonathan Isaac Discuss Mandates, Natural Immunity on “The HighWire” Podcast

The HighWire podcast / January 17, 2022