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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National Republicans Need a Pro-Life Messaging Strategy

Alexandra DeSanctis

Playing defense isn’t enough to win. Republicans must do more on the pro-life front.

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National Review / February 14, 2023

Abortion via Pharmacy Is the New Pro-Life Frontier

Alexandra DeSanctis

Major U.S. pharmacy chains intend to begin dispensing chemical-abortion drugs thanks to a new Biden administration rule.

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National Review / February 3, 2023

The Pro-Life Movement Still Deserves a National Strategy

Alexandra DeSanctis

A national demonstration like the March reminds politicians that pro-life voters don’t intend to take the Dobbs victory as an opportunity to pack up and go home. Pro-lifers should push for change at the state level. But if pro-life Americans wish to remain an influential interest group at the national level, they would be wise not to send the message that federal politicians can brush abortion policy aside indefinitely as a matter for state lawmakers to sort out.

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The Public Discourse / January 26, 2023

My Holiday from Twitter

Alexandra DeSanctis

The world doesn’t stop spinning if you step away from social media.

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National Review / January 26, 2023

Why We’re Still Marching for Life

Alexandra DeSanctis

In a post-Roe America, the fight to end abortion is as fierce as ever.

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National Review / January 20, 2023

Fathers Can Help Prevent Abortion

Sophie Pfaff

Society should recognize that both parents have duties to their unborn children

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National Review / January 19, 2023

The Joy of Life in a Post-Roe World

Ryan T. Anderson

The Church’s no to abortion is because of a fundamental yes to life.

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Word On Fire / January 19, 2023

The story of the March for Life

Alexandra DeSanctis

The pro-life movement refuses to give up on the dream of a country in which every human being, born and unborn, is welcomed, valued and cherished.

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Our Sunday Visitor / January 16, 2023

The Revolt against the Sexual Revolution

Alexandra DeSanctis

Neither Christine Emba nor Louise Perry go far enough in recognizing exactly how deep the rot of this ideology goes.

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Public Discourse / January 10, 2023

When Human Life Begins

Alexandra DeSanctis

A decisive rebuke of the silliest argument for abortion.

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National Review / December 15, 2022

The Midterms Showed How the Pro-Life Movement Can Win

Alexandra DeSanctis

Life can be a winning issue, no matter what abortion activists and the media argue.

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National Review / November 22, 2022

Don’t Blame Dobbs

Alexandra DeSanctis

The problem isn’t abortion; it’s the quality of candidates and their messaging.

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National Review / November 16, 2022