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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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

Notre Dame Students Go to War over ‘Woke’ Catholicism

Alexandra DeSanctis

The University of Notre Dame has failed to articulate the truth of Catholic Church teaching on human sexuality and gender identity.

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National Review Online / November 1, 2021

Home Invasion

Alexandra DeSanctis

When a ferociously determined squirrel takes residence in the attic, a Virginia couple must get creative in order to regain peace and quiet.

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Twelve States Sue Biden over Title X Abortion Funding

Alexandra DeSanctis

A coalition of a dozen state attorneys general have sued the Biden administration over a new policy slated to take effect next month, which will allow abortion providers to obtain federal funding under the Title X family-planning program.

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National Review Online / October 27, 2021

McAuliffe Distances Himself from Biden as Virginia Polls Tighten

Alexandra DeSanctis

Virginia’s gubernatorial election, coming as it does in the year immediately following a presidential race, tends to flip in the opposite direction of whichever party is in the White House. With less than a month to go, the race between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin is looking closer than ever.

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National Review Online / October 6, 2021

House Democrats Pass Extreme Abortion Bill

Alexandra DeSanctis

Democrats have been threatening for years now to “codify Roe v. Wade,” by which they appear to have meant enacting the Women’s Health Protection Act, one of the most pro-abortion pieces of legislation Congress has ever considered.

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National Review Online / September 24, 2021

Woke Corporations Defend ‘People’s’ Right to Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Several dozen U.S. companies have published a statement proclaiming their support for “reproductive healthcare” and suggesting that the Texas Heartbeat Act “bans equality” in the state.

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National Review Online / September 23, 2021

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