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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The Vandalism Goes On

Alexandra DeSanctis

Last week, someone graffitied a pregnancy-resource center outside Seattle and smashed in several of its windows for good measure. Security…

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National Review / June 7, 2022

Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Rebrands and Begins Expansion

Alexandra DeSanctis

The major pro-life organization is looking to a pro-life future after Roe v. Wade.

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National Review / June 2, 2022

Understanding the Human Cry behind the Pro-Abortion Cause

Alexandra DeSanctis

We all struggle with the desire to control our own destiny.

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National Review / May 31, 2022

Pro-Life, Post-Roe

Alexandra DeSanctis

In addition to protecting unborn children under law, the pro-life movement must redouble its efforts to help expectant mothers in need, particularly as states move to regulate abortion.

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National Review / May 12, 2022

Vandalism at a Northern Virginia Pro-Life Resource Center

Alexandra DeSanctis

Over the weekend, vandals defaced a pro-life pregnancy-resource center in Manassas, Va., writing three graffiti messages on the side of the building: “Abortion is a right,” “Fake clinic,” and “Liars.”

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National Review Online / May 10, 2022

The ‘Forced Birth’ Falsehood

Alexandra DeSanctis

The argument that pro-life laws “force women to give birth” betrays the mistaken premise undergirding the pro-abortion case.

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National Review Online / May 5, 2022

What Americans Really Think about Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Public opinion on abortion cannot be captured by simply asking people if they want Roe overturned.

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National Review Online / May 3, 2022

California’s Quest to Become an Abortion ‘Sanctuary’

Alexandra DeSanctis

One blue state is working hard to become the most abortion-friendly state in the nation.

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National Review / April 28, 2022

House Republicans Unveil Post-Roe Messaging Strategy

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Republican Study Committee has circulated a memo establishing the House GOP’s pro-life principles ahead of Dobbs.

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National Review / April 7, 2022

Why Disney’s Culture-War Campaign Will Fail

Alexandra DeSanctis

The company’s opposition to Florida’s parental-rights law demonstrates the limits of corporate virtue signaling.

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National Review / April 5, 2022

A Bite of Italy

Alexandra DeSanctis

Every culture has its venerated culinary traditions, but we Italians savor ours with unique fervor and defend them with particular intensity.

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National Review / March 31, 2022

Why I Debate Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

We can’t avoid this debate just because we might wish it were already ‘settled.’

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National Review / March 30, 2022