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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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

When This Is Over

Alexandra DeSanctis

This time of uncertainty and isolation could change us for the better, if we let it.

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National Review Online / April 14, 2020

An Easter People, Now More Than Ever

Alexandra DeSanctis

Our current crisis has revealed the significance of Lent and reminded us of how desperately we need Easter.

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National Review Online / April 12, 2020

Why We Miss Baseball

Alexandra DeSanctis

At a time like this, we need the game that makes time stand still.

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National Review Online / April 6, 2020

Reclaiming the ‘F Word’

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new book traces the history of American feminism and how it became entangled with the abortion-rights movement.

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National Review Online / March 28, 2020

Farewell to the Pro-Life Democrats

Alexandra DeSanctis

Congressman Dan Lipinski has been ousted by a progressive challenger who attacked him for failing to support abortion rights.

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National Review Online / March 19, 2020