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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Chemical Abortion Is the New Challenge for Pro-Lifers

Alexandra DeSanctis

Democrats want to remove safety requirements on chemical abortion, posing a significant risk to pregnant women.

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National Review Online / February 15, 2021

Biden Raises the Stakes on the Becerra Nomination

Alexandra DeSanctis

At the same time that he rescinded the Mexico City policy last week, President Joe Biden also directed the Department of Health and Human Services to consider undoing another pro-life policy, which prohibits abortion providers from claiming federal funding under the Title X family-planning program.

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National Review Online / February 2, 2021

What the Media Won’t Tell Us about Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

No matter how safe or clean a clinic might seem, every abortion ends with an empty womb and the death of an unborn child.

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National Review Online / January 31, 2021

Pro-Life Campaign to Curb Down-Syndrome Abortions Gains Steam

Alexandra DeSanctis

At the state and federal levels, proposals banning abortion on the basis of a prenatal Down-syndrome diagnosis are making progress.

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National Review Online / January 28, 2021

Biden Is Set to Reinstate U.S. Funding for Global Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

President Joe Biden shortly will issue an executive order reversing the Mexico City policy, which currently prevents U.S. aid money from funding groups that perform or promote abortion around the globe.

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National Review Online / January 21, 2021

Will Joe Manchin Remain Pro-Life?

Alexandra DeSanctis

Senator Joe Manchin could very well choose to maintain his support for abortion restrictions and protections for unborn children and taxpayers’ rights, especially given the views of his constituents. But it’s no sure thing.

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National Review Online / January 6, 2021

With Xavier Becerra at HHS, the Biden Administration Will Be Pro-Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department confirms his administration’s commitment to abortion on demand.

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National Review Online / December 16, 2020

Lincoln, Douglas, and the Failure of Colorado’s Pro-Life Vote

Alexandra DeSanctis

A cherished defense of those who favor legal abortion later in pregnancy is that such procedures are incredibly rare and are made available only when a mother’s health is at risk or her unborn child suffers from a life-threatening disease. Perhaps such a belief is comforting, but it nevertheless conflicts with reality.

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National Review Online / November 11, 2020

The Left Doesn’t Understand Women

Alexandra DeSanctis

Exit polls show that Donald Trump tightened race and gender gaps while winning a majority of married women.

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National Review Online / November 5, 2020

Seen, Not Heard: The Challenges of Cancel Culture for Women

Alexandra DeSanctis

“Cancel culture” on Instagram threatens authentic progress on ideas that are so central to womanhood. It would be better for all of us if we worked to foster an online atmosphere where each woman feels welcome and safe in speaking the truth from her heart.

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Verily / October 29, 2020

Because of My Father

Alexandra DeSanctis

I retain my faith in it in no small part because of the witness of my father, who taught me by his example to believe in the only thing that really matters.

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National Review Online / October 18, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Said Nice Things About Her Kids. Liberals Heard Racism.

Alexandra DeSanctis

Liberal commentary involved strained interpretations of why Barrett adopted children, and how she speaks of them — implying that she was racist, and perhaps ableist. These comments did not only represent armchair psychoanalysis at its worst; they also showed how easy it is for partisanship to trump basic decency.

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The Washington Post / October 16, 2020