Alexandra DeSanctis

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EPPC Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis writes on culture and family issues, with a particular focus on abortion policy and pro-life advocacy, as a member of the Life and Family Initiative.

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EPPC Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis writes on culture and family issues, with a particular focus on abortion policy and pro-life advocacy, as a member of the Life and Family Initiative.

DeSanctis has been a writer at National Review since 2016, where she covers politics, elections, culture, and abortion policy. She first joined NR as a William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow in Political Journalism with the National Review Institute and since 2018 has been a staff writer. She has been a regular commentator on NR’s podcast “The Editors.”

Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among other publications. She speaks for high-school and college audiences across the country about abortion and the pro-life movement.

DeSanctis is co-author, with Ryan T. Anderson, of the 2022 book Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing.

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The ‘Fetal-Heartbeat Debunking’ Squad

Alexandra DeSanctis

The elaborate song and dance from abortion supporters entirely misses the point.

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National Review Online / September 29, 2022

Congress Has a Role to Play in Limiting Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

A response to conservative complaints about Lindsey Graham’s proposed federal abortion law.

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National Review / September 22, 2022

On the Pro-Life Senate Bill and ‘Late Term’ Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

What matters, in the end, is what happens in an abortion procedure, and whether we believe that act should be legally permissible.

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National Review Online / September 13, 2022

Book Review: Gender Ideology’s Origin Story

Alexandra DeSanctis

Favale is able to expose each logical and anthropological flaw with great precision.

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National Review / August 2, 2022

How Every State Pro-Life Law Handles Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage

Alexandra DeSanctis

Neither miscarriage care nor treatment for ectopic pregnancy has anything to do with an elective abortion procedure, which intentionally kills an unborn child.

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National Review / July 26, 2022

Why the Dictionary Is Trying to Redefine ‘Woman’

Alexandra DeSanctis

Through sheer intimidation, and by controlling the right institutions, Leftists have managed to begin overhauling the very way we speak, enforcing that overhaul by punishing and silencing nonconformists.

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National Review Online / July 21, 2022

How the Eugenics Movement Made Race-Based Abortions Normal

Ryan T. Anderson

Planned Parenthood condemns sex-, race-, and disability-based discrimination in every other context, except when it occurs in the womb.

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American Greatness / June 28, 2022

Why the Arguments about “Bodily Autonomy” and “Forced Birth” Fail to Justify Abortion

Ryan T. Anderson

Examining the bodily autonomy argument for abortion highlights a crucial pro-life point: abortion is wrong not only because strangers shouldn’t kill each other but also and especially because parents have special obligations to their children, and it isn’t governmental overreach to require parents to fulfill those obligations.

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Public Discourse / June 23, 2022

Making Abortion Illegal and Unthinkable

Ryan T. Anderson

It will require much more than the courts.

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National Review / June 23, 2022

Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Unborn Children Have Rights

Alexandra DeSanctis

Americans United for Life (AUL) has partnered with YouGov to survey 1,000 Americans on their opinions about abortion, fetal personhood,…

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National Review / June 21, 2022

We Must Acknowledge That Abortion Harms Women

Ryan T. Anderson

It is easier to defend abortion if you pretend that women who choose abortion are always happy with their decision.

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National Review / June 21, 2022

Abortion Supporters, End the Violence

Alexandra DeSanctis

Stop compounding the violence of abortion itself with attacks and threats.

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National Review Online / June 9, 2022