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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Pro-Life, Post-Roe

Alexandra DeSanctis

In addition to protecting unborn children under law, the pro-life movement must redouble its efforts to help expectant mothers in need, particularly as states move to regulate abortion.

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National Review / May 12, 2022

Vandalism at a Northern Virginia Pro-Life Resource Center

Alexandra DeSanctis

Over the weekend, vandals defaced a pro-life pregnancy-resource center in Manassas, Va., writing three graffiti messages on the side of the building: “Abortion is a right,” “Fake clinic,” and “Liars.”

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National Review Online / May 10, 2022

The ‘Forced Birth’ Falsehood

Alexandra DeSanctis

The argument that pro-life laws “force women to give birth” betrays the mistaken premise undergirding the pro-abortion case.

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National Review Online / May 5, 2022

What Americans Really Think about Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Public opinion on abortion cannot be captured by simply asking people if they want Roe overturned.

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National Review Online / May 3, 2022

California’s Quest to Become an Abortion ‘Sanctuary’

Alexandra DeSanctis

One blue state is working hard to become the most abortion-friendly state in the nation.

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National Review / April 28, 2022

House Republicans Unveil Post-Roe Messaging Strategy

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Republican Study Committee has circulated a memo establishing the House GOP’s pro-life principles ahead of Dobbs.

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National Review / April 7, 2022

Why Disney’s Culture-War Campaign Will Fail

Alexandra DeSanctis

The company’s opposition to Florida’s parental-rights law demonstrates the limits of corporate virtue signaling.

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National Review / April 5, 2022

A Bite of Italy

Alexandra DeSanctis

Every culture has its venerated culinary traditions, but we Italians savor ours with unique fervor and defend them with particular intensity.

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National Review / March 31, 2022

Why I Debate Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

We can’t avoid this debate just because we might wish it were already ‘settled.’

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National Review / March 30, 2022

Against Twitter Addiction

Alexandra DeSanctis

My lock-out strategy for limiting the distractions and damage caused by this particularly toxic flavor of social media

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National Review / March 24, 2022

Poll Finds Soaring Support for School Choice

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new survey finds that seven in ten Democrats now back education freedom.

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National Review / March 21, 2022

GOP Senator Introduces Bill Requiring Pre-Abortion Ultrasound

Alexandra DeSanctis

Abortion providers are reluctant to let women see an ultrasound because that imagery is powerful and reveals the truth about what happens in an abortion.

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National Review / March 10, 2022