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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Another Victory for the Little Sisters of the Poor

Alexandra DeSanctis

The belief that the government, or employers compelled by the government, ought to subsidize contraception stems from a fundamentally incorrect, irrational view of contraception as a necessary component of holistic health care.

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National Review Online / July 8, 2020

The Productivity Pandemic

Alexandra DeSanctis

Though staying occupied during the pandemic has been a bit more of a challenge than usual, maybe it has reminded us, too, that it’s okay not to be always so busy, that a day of less productivity won’t kill us.

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The Least Shocking Endorsement Ever

Alexandra DeSanctis

In a bit of news that surely everyone saw coming, Planned Parenthood has endorsed Joe Biden for president.

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National Review Online / June 17, 2020

Your Silence Isn’t Enough

Alexandra DeSanctis

The social-justice Left is pioneering a new tactic for shutting down dissent and amplifying groupthink.

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National Review Online / June 7, 2020

Identity Politics Excommunicates Its Heretics

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Left’s worldview functions as a religion, punishing or coercing dissenters and silencing heretics.

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National Review Online / June 2, 2020

Clarence Thomas, Living Proof of the American Dream

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new PBS documentary, Created Equal, shows how Thomas went from abject poverty to his seat on the Supreme Court.

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National Review Online / May 28, 2020

Ending Abortion of Down-Syndrome Children in the United Kingdom

Alexandra DeSanctis

Activists have mounted a campaign against a policy that permits unlimited abortion of unborn children diagnosed with disabilities.

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National Review Online / May 26, 2020

The Pro-Life Cause Doesn’t Rest on Jane Roe’s Shoulders

Alexandra DeSanctis

There are reasons to doubt new claims about Norma McCorvey’s activism, but in any case her conversion isn’t the heart of the pro-life movement.

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National Review Online / May 20, 2020

It’s Time for a Federal Voucher Program

Alexandra DeSanctis

A battle over COVID-19 relief money highlights just what is broken about how we fund education.

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National Review Online / May 19, 2020

‘How Much Is a Human Life Worth?’

Alexandra DeSanctis

Andrew Cuomo and his fellow Democrats work to save lives from COVID-19 while targeting human life in the womb.

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National Review Online / May 7, 2020

Planned Parenthood’s Ambassador to CBS News

Alexandra DeSanctis

Kate Smith poses as a neutral reporter, smuggling her support for abortion into her work and sacrificing her objectivity for scoops from prominent abortion-rights groups.

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National Review Online / April 27, 2020

Drinking with Your Patron Saints During a Pandemic

Alexandra DeSanctis

A book on cocktail-making gives Catholics a new hobby for time stuck indoors.

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National Review Online / April 26, 2020