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 Joy of Life in a Post-Roe World

Ryan T. Anderson

The Church’s no to abortion is because of a fundamental yes to life.

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Word On Fire / January 19, 2023

The story of the March for Life

Alexandra DeSanctis

The pro-life movement refuses to give up on the dream of a country in which every human being, born and unborn, is welcomed, valued and cherished.

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Our Sunday Visitor / January 16, 2023

The Revolt against the Sexual Revolution

Alexandra DeSanctis

Neither Christine Emba nor Louise Perry go far enough in recognizing exactly how deep the rot of this ideology goes.

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Public Discourse / January 10, 2023

When Human Life Begins

Alexandra DeSanctis

A decisive rebuke of the silliest argument for abortion.

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National Review / December 15, 2022

The Midterms Showed How the Pro-Life Movement Can Win

Alexandra DeSanctis

Life can be a winning issue, no matter what abortion activists and the media argue.

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National Review / November 22, 2022

Don’t Blame Dobbs

Alexandra DeSanctis

The problem isn’t abortion; it’s the quality of candidates and their messaging.

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National Review / November 16, 2022

Abortion Won’t Save Democrats on Tuesday

Alexandra DeSanctis

Americans don’t support abortion on demand.

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National Review / November 4, 2022

Abortion Doesn’t Solve Inflation

Alexandra DeSanctis

Stacey Abrams suggests that killing people will fix our economic woes.

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National Review / October 17, 2022

Notre Dame Professor Champions Legal Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Tamara Kay of Notre Dame’s Keough School has offered to help students obtain abortions, in defiance of state law.

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National Review / October 14, 2022

Why Big Business Loves Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

It sees the ideal corporate worker as an unencumbered male.

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National Review / October 10, 2022

What We Throw Away

Alexandra DeSanctis

Why abortion supporters hate laws requiring respectful disposal of aborted babies.

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National Review / October 5, 2022

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