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.

Miss 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 Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Washington ExaminerAmerica magazine, and the Human Life Review.

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The Supreme Court Must End Coercive Abortion Mandates

Alexandra DeSanctis

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Religious groups are asking the Court for relief from a New York mandate requiring employers to cover elective abortion regardless of their beliefs.

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National Review Online / August 16, 2021

Today’s Democrats Are Anti-Choice

Alexandra DeSanctis

By jettisoning the Hyde amendment, the Democratic Party has made abortion absolutism its calling card.

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National Review Online / August 13, 2021

Cuomo’s Halfhearted Farewell Apology

Alexandra DeSanctis

Even in his resignation speech, Andrew Cuomo continued to dig in his heels and insist that he’s leaving office because it’s the best thing for the state government — not because he actually did anything wrong or anything worth resigning over.

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National Review Online / August 10, 2021

The Justice Department Declines to Defend Conscience Rights

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Department of Justice has declined to pursue a suit that the government initially filed last year after a former nurse alleged that she had been forced to participate in an abortion procedure despite her objections.

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National Review Online / August 5, 2021

NYT Symposium on New Constitutional Amendments: The Word ‘Person’ Shall Apply to All Human Life—Born…

Alexandra DeSanctis

We must affirm the truth of Thomas Jefferson’s words once again, this time by ending the dehumanizing injustice of abortion and securing the right to life of unborn human beings.

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The New York Times / August 4, 2021

Exclusive: Republicans Aim to Block Funding for Schools That Provide Abortion Pills

Alexandra DeSanctis

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate will introduce legislation today to prohibit colleges and universities from receiving federal funding if they provide chemical-abortion drugs to students.

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National Review / July 21, 2021

The Original Feminist Plan for Women’s Equality: Marriage, Family, and Sexual Integrity

Alexandra DeSanctis

In her new book, Erika Bachiochi presents a compelling vision of female equality and happiness that embraces a woman’s capacity for childbearing and encourages sexual virtue and strong marriages as an antidote to difficulties that abortion can never hope to solve.

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Public Discourse / July 14, 2021

The Supreme Court Must Settle the Selective-Abortion Question

Alexandra DeSanctis

Appellate courts are split on whether states may prohibit abortions chosen after a prenatal Down-syndrome diagnosis.

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National Review Online / June 14, 2021

New Poll Finds That Most Americans Want Abortion to Be Rare or Illegal

Alexandra DeSanctis

Gallup’s latest survey on abortion reveals a nation evenly split between pro-life and pro-choice.

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National Review Online / June 9, 2021

Big Abortion v. David Daleiden

Alexandra DeSanctis

David Daleiden published video evidence suggesting that prominent abortionists, Planned Parenthood executives, and biotechnology companies were engaged in a systematic campaign to profit from the body parts of aborted babies, in violation of state and federal laws. Nearly six years later, despite congressional investigations confirming much of what he had exposed, Daleiden and his team have been the only ones to face serious legal repercussions.

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The Human Life Review / May 21, 2021

Biden Spends First 100 Days Expanding Abortion on Demand

Alexandra DeSanctis

During the first 100 days of his administration, President Joe Biden has demonstrated his willingness to champion the progressive movement’s radical preferences on abortion policy.

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National Review Online / April 30, 2021

Planned Parenthood Can’t Disavow Margaret Sanger

Alexandra DeSanctis

The last half-century of legalized abortion has deepened the effects of racial inequality in the U.S. — and Planned Parenthood profits from that reality.

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National Review Online / April 19, 2021