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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Book Review: Gender Ideology’s Origin Story

Alexandra DeSanctis

Favale is able to expose each logical and anthropological flaw with great precision.

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National Review / August 2, 2022

How Every State Pro-Life Law Handles Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage

Alexandra DeSanctis

Neither miscarriage care nor treatment for ectopic pregnancy has anything to do with an elective abortion procedure, which intentionally kills an unborn child.

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National Review / July 26, 2022

Why the Dictionary Is Trying to Redefine ‘Woman’

Alexandra DeSanctis

Through sheer intimidation, and by controlling the right institutions, Leftists have managed to begin overhauling the very way we speak, enforcing that overhaul by punishing and silencing nonconformists.

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National Review Online / July 21, 2022

How the Eugenics Movement Made Race-Based Abortions Normal

Ryan T. Anderson

Planned Parenthood condemns sex-, race-, and disability-based discrimination in every other context, except when it occurs in the womb.

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American Greatness / June 28, 2022

Why the Arguments about “Bodily Autonomy” and “Forced Birth” Fail to Justify Abortion

Ryan T. Anderson

Examining the bodily autonomy argument for abortion highlights a crucial pro-life point: abortion is wrong not only because strangers shouldn’t kill each other but also and especially because parents have special obligations to their children, and it isn’t governmental overreach to require parents to fulfill those obligations.

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Public Discourse / June 23, 2022

Making Abortion Illegal and Unthinkable

Ryan T. Anderson

It will require much more than the courts.

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National Review / June 23, 2022

Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Unborn Children Have Rights

Alexandra DeSanctis

Americans United for Life (AUL) has partnered with YouGov to survey 1,000 Americans on their opinions about abortion, fetal personhood,…

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National Review / June 21, 2022

We Must Acknowledge That Abortion Harms Women

Ryan T. Anderson

It is easier to defend abortion if you pretend that women who choose abortion are always happy with their decision.

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National Review / June 21, 2022

Abortion Supporters, End the Violence

Alexandra DeSanctis

Stop compounding the violence of abortion itself with attacks and threats.

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National Review Online / June 9, 2022

The Vandalism Goes On

Alexandra DeSanctis

Last week, someone graffitied a pregnancy-resource center outside Seattle and smashed in several of its windows for good measure. Security…

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National Review / June 7, 2022

Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Rebrands and Begins Expansion

Alexandra DeSanctis

The major pro-life organization is looking to a pro-life future after Roe v. Wade.

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National Review / June 2, 2022

Understanding the Human Cry behind the Pro-Abortion Cause

Alexandra DeSanctis

We all struggle with the desire to control our own destiny.

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National Review / May 31, 2022