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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Planned Parenthood Jumps into the Hormone-Therapy Game

Alexandra DeSanctis

Planned Parenthood has quietly begun expanding into a new arena: hormone therapy for individuals with gender dysphoria, a service the group calls “gender affirming care.”

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National Review Online / August 24, 2021

Loudoun County School Board Enacts Wide-Ranging ‘Gender Identity’ Policy

Alexandra DeSanctis

Ignoring the reasonable opposition of parents and teachers, and disregarding the costs especially to young women enrolled in their public schools, the Loudoun County school board has staked its claim with the gender ideologues.

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National Review Online / August 18, 2021

The Supreme Court Must End Coercive Abortion Mandates

Alexandra DeSanctis

United States Supreme Court exterior

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