Alexandra DeSanctis

Visiting Fellow

EPPC Visiting Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis writes on abortion policy and the pro-life movement, as well as on other key topics at the intersection of politics, culture, and religion.

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EPPC Visiting Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis writes on abortion policy and the pro-life movement, as well as on other key topics at the intersection of politics, culture, and religion.

Ms. DeSanctis is a staff writer at National Review and publishes regular reporting and commentary for both the National Review print magazine and National Review Online. She hosts the National Review podcast “For Life” and speaks on college campuses and for conservative events across the country. Prior to becoming a staff writer, Alexandra spent two years as a William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow in Political Journalism with the National Review Institute. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in constitutional studies and theology. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Washington ExaminerAmerica magazine, and the Human Life Review.

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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.

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National Review Online / January 19, 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.

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National Review / January 18, 2022

Glenn Youngkin’s Excellent Inaugural Address

Alexandra DeSanctis

New Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s inaugural address hit all the right notes.

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National Review Online / January 15, 2022

New Jersey Is Set to ‘Codify’ Unlimited Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new state law declares abortion a ‘fundamental right’ and creates a pathway for requiring insurers to cover elective abortions.

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National Review Online / January 13, 2022

Poll: Americans Continue to Misunderstand Roe

Alexandra DeSanctis

Plenty of Americans both want abortion to be illegal and want to preserve the ruling that makes it impossible to prohibit abortion. This is possible only if some sizable number of Americans simply doesn’t understand what Roe and Casey meant for abortion policy.

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National Review Online / December 7, 2021

Refuting the ‘Forced Birth’ Smear

Alexandra DeSanctis

Abortion supporters have found their new favorite talking point.

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National Review Online / December 2, 2021

Pro-Abortion Attorney Fudges Facts on International Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Nearly every European country that allows abortion at all limits it to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and a handful allow it until 15 weeks. They do not, as one of the attorneys arguing against Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks suggested, allow abortion after that point for “broad social reasons.”

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National Review Online / December 1, 2021

Roe in the Public Mind

Alexandra DeSanctis

Judging from public-opinion polling over the most recent decade, though American sentiment is fairly complex when it comes to whether and when abortion should be legal, a clear majority opposes the status quo in abortion law and policy.

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Kamala Harris, Victim of Identity Politics

Alexandra DeSanctis

In a backwards way, Kamala Harris finds herself holding a position in which she’s ill-equipped to succeed precisely because of identity politics, which motivated Biden to pick a running mate so ill-suited to the job.

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National Review Online / November 18, 2021

New National Survey Finds that Porn Use Decreases Relationship Satisfaction

Alexandra DeSanctis

Researchers have conducted the first major study on pornography that collected responses from matched partners.

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National Review Online / November 9, 2021

Exclusive: Pro-Life Doctors Launch Campaign Promoting ‘Abortion-Pill Reversal’

Alexandra DeSanctis

A pro-life coalition is encouraging doctors to learn about a safe, effective method for reversing unwanted chemical abortions.

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National Review Online / November 8, 2021

Progressives Cry ‘Racism’ to Excuse Democratic Losses in Virginia

Alexandra DeSanctis

Republican victories in Virginia were not the result of ‘white supremacy.’

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National Review Online / November 4, 2021