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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Farewell to the Pro-Life Democrats

Alexandra DeSanctis

Congressman Dan Lipinski has been ousted by a progressive challenger who attacked him for failing to support abortion rights.

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National Review Online / March 19, 2020

The Pro-Life Movement You’ve Never Heard Of

Alexandra DeSanctis

For decades, groups and individuals with vastly different cultural backgrounds, religious views, and political goals have set aside their conflicting preferences on other issues to campaign against abortion.

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It’s Still Not Because She’s a Woman

Alexandra DeSanctis

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign failed not because of misogyny but because she’s a dishonest, incompetent politician.

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National Review Online / March 9, 2020

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Demonstrators Meet Outside the Supreme Court

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Court heard oral arguments this week in the abortion case June Medical Services v. Russo.

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National Review Online / March 4, 2020

How Democrats Get Away with Justifying Infanticide

Alexandra DeSanctis

Media inaccuracy and bias provide cover for lawmakers to oppose commonsense pro-life legislation.

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National Review Online / February 27, 2020

Notre Dame Plays Host to Transgender Ideology

Alexandra DeSanctis

A Catholic university should know better than to promote harmful pseudoscience dressed up as compassionate care.

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National Review Online / February 20, 2020

Would the Equal Rights Amendment Enshrine Abortion Rights in the Constitution?

Alexandra DeSanctis

Nancy Pelosi claims the renewed effort to pass the amendment has nothing to do with abortion. Her allies say otherwise.

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National Review Online / February 17, 2020

Welcoming Pro-Life Democrats Is Not Enough

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Democratic Party is quibbling over rhetoric and ignoring the real debate.

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National Review Online / February 15, 2020

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Is Back

Alexandra DeSanctis

Congressional Republicans hope to pass legislation protecting infants who survive abortion procedures.

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National Review Online / February 10, 2020

Joe Biden’s Last Campaign

Alexandra DeSanctis

As his party races left, the former veep struggles to catch up.

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Why Abortion-Rights Supporters Are Unhappy about Trump’s State of the Union

Alexandra DeSanctis

President Trump’s State of the Union address highlighted the story of a girl who was delivered prematurely, exposing the arbitrariness of the case for unlimited abortion.

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National Review Online / February 5, 2020