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 ‘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

Against Twitter Addiction

Alexandra DeSanctis

My lock-out strategy for limiting the distractions and damage caused by this particularly toxic flavor of social media

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National Review / March 24, 2022

Poll Finds Soaring Support for School Choice

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new survey finds that seven in ten Democrats now back education freedom.

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National Review / March 21, 2022

GOP Senator Introduces Bill Requiring Pre-Abortion Ultrasound

Alexandra DeSanctis

Abortion providers are reluctant to let women see an ultrasound because that imagery is powerful and reveals the truth about what happens in an abortion.

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National Review / March 10, 2022

Glenn Youngkin Speaks to Law Students, Emphasizes Value of State Government

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Virginia governor offered keynote remarks at the Federalist Society’s annual student symposium.

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National Review Online / March 8, 2022

Democrats’ Abortion Extremism Will Have Consequences

Alexandra DeSanctis

It is deeply damaging to our country that one of our major parties is so in thrall to the grave evil of abortion, which ends the lives of hundreds of thousands of unborn human beings each year.

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Washington Examiner / March 3, 2022