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.

Miss 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 Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Washington ExaminerAmerica magazine, and the Human Life Review.

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Are Women Still Human?

Carl R. Trueman

The issue of abortion cannot be reduced to the narrow question of the status of the child in the womb. The answers rest upon broader assumptions about what it means to be human.

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Public Discourse / September 19, 2021

Google Blocks Ad for Safe and Effective Abortion-Pill Reversal

Alexandra DeSanctis

In their ongoing effort to push women into choosing abortion, “pro-choice” activists seem to have Google on their side.

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National Review Online / September 14, 2021

The “Women’s Rights” Movement Goes Woke

Alexandra DeSanctis

Abortion-rights advocates have relinquished the word ‘woman’ out of deference to gender ideologues.

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National Review Online / September 9, 2021

States, Physicians Sue to Stop Biden Administration’s ‘Sex Discrimination’ Policies

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Biden administration is facing two new lawsuits challenging its reinterpretation of federal antidiscrimination statutes to include “sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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National Review Online / September 3, 2021

The Strange Pseudoscience of the Abortion-Rights Movement

Alexandra DeSanctis

The enactment of the Texas Heartbeat Act has exposed the pseudoscience undergirding the worldview of abortion-rights supporters.

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National Review Online / September 3, 2021

The Texas Heartbeat Bill Is a Preview of a Post-Roe World

Alexandra DeSanctis

Abortion-rights advocates are outraged at this tiny preview of a United States where courts are no longer de facto defenders of unlimited abortion.

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National Review Online / September 1, 2021

The History of the Case That Could Topple Roe

Alexandra DeSanctis

The pro-life movement has been urging the Court to remake its abortion jurisprudence, root and branch, for decades. And in Dobbs, Mississippi has offered the justices a prime opportunity to do just that.

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National Review Online / August 25, 2021

Planned Parenthood Jumps into the Hormone-Therapy Game

Alexandra DeSanctis

Planned Parenthood has quietly begun expanding into a new arena: hormone therapy for individuals with gender dysphoria, a service the group calls “gender affirming care.”

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National Review Online / August 24, 2021

Loudoun County School Board Enacts Wide-Ranging ‘Gender Identity’ Policy

Alexandra DeSanctis

Ignoring the reasonable opposition of parents and teachers, and disregarding the costs especially to young women enrolled in their public schools, the Loudoun County school board has staked its claim with the gender ideologues.

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National Review Online / August 18, 2021

The Supreme Court Must End Coercive Abortion Mandates

Alexandra DeSanctis

United States Supreme Court exterior

Religious groups are asking the Court for relief from a New York mandate requiring employers to cover elective abortion regardless of their beliefs.

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National Review Online / August 16, 2021

Today’s Democrats Are Anti-Choice

Alexandra DeSanctis

By jettisoning the Hyde amendment, the Democratic Party has made abortion absolutism its calling card.

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National Review Online / August 13, 2021

Cuomo’s Halfhearted Farewell Apology

Alexandra DeSanctis

Even in his resignation speech, Andrew Cuomo continued to dig in his heels and insist that he’s leaving office because it’s the best thing for the state government — not because he actually did anything wrong or anything worth resigning over.

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National Review Online / August 10, 2021