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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Identity Politics Excommunicates Its Heretics

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Left’s worldview functions as a religion, punishing or coercing dissenters and silencing heretics.

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National Review Online / June 2, 2020

Clarence Thomas, Living Proof of the American Dream

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new PBS documentary, Created Equal, shows how Thomas went from abject poverty to his seat on the Supreme Court.

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National Review Online / May 28, 2020

Ending Abortion of Down-Syndrome Children in the United Kingdom

Alexandra DeSanctis

Activists have mounted a campaign against a policy that permits unlimited abortion of unborn children diagnosed with disabilities.

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National Review Online / May 26, 2020

The Pro-Life Cause Doesn’t Rest on Jane Roe’s Shoulders

Alexandra DeSanctis

There are reasons to doubt new claims about Norma McCorvey’s activism, but in any case her conversion isn’t the heart of the pro-life movement.

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National Review Online / May 20, 2020

It’s Time for a Federal Voucher Program

Alexandra DeSanctis

A battle over COVID-19 relief money highlights just what is broken about how we fund education.

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National Review Online / May 19, 2020

‘How Much Is a Human Life Worth?’

Alexandra DeSanctis

Andrew Cuomo and his fellow Democrats work to save lives from COVID-19 while targeting human life in the womb.

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National Review Online / May 7, 2020

Planned Parenthood’s Ambassador to CBS News

Alexandra DeSanctis

Kate Smith poses as a neutral reporter, smuggling her support for abortion into her work and sacrificing her objectivity for scoops from prominent abortion-rights groups.

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National Review Online / April 27, 2020

Drinking with Your Patron Saints During a Pandemic

Alexandra DeSanctis

A book on cocktail-making gives Catholics a new hobby for time stuck indoors.

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National Review Online / April 26, 2020

When This Is Over

Alexandra DeSanctis

This time of uncertainty and isolation could change us for the better, if we let it.

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National Review Online / April 14, 2020

An Easter People, Now More Than Ever

Alexandra DeSanctis

Our current crisis has revealed the significance of Lent and reminded us of how desperately we need Easter.

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National Review Online / April 12, 2020

Why We Miss Baseball

Alexandra DeSanctis

At a time like this, we need the game that makes time stand still.

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National Review Online / April 6, 2020

Reclaiming the ‘F Word’

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new book traces the history of American feminism and how it became entangled with the abortion-rights movement.

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National Review Online / March 28, 2020