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.

Ms. 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 New York Times, the Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Washington ExaminerAmerica magazine, and the Human Life Review.

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Planned Parenthood Can’t Disavow Margaret Sanger

Alexandra DeSanctis

The last half-century of legalized abortion has deepened the effects of racial inequality in the U.S. — and Planned Parenthood profits from that reality.

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National Review Online / April 19, 2021

Is It ‘Eugenics’ to Abort Unborn Babies with Down Syndrome?

Alexandra DeSanctis

In Ohio, lawmakers have laid down a marker establishing that it is wrong and therefore that it is now illegal to end the life of an unborn human being simply because he or she is diagnosed with a chromosomal abnormality. Supporters of abortion refuse to respond to this argument, because to do so would expose the logic of all abortion, which, regardless of disabilities, grants some human beings the power to declare the lives of others not worth living.

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National Review / April 16, 2021

Doctors Pioneer a Way to Halt Unwanted Chemical Abortions

Alexandra DeSanctis

Pro-life doctors are rallying around a new effort in the medical community: a treatment protocol that can reverse the effects of a chemical abortion before a pregnant mother loses her unborn child. Instead of helping to give women that choice, the abortion industry has come down hard against the new method.

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National Review Online / April 13, 2021

Kristi Noem’s Mistake on Fairness in Girls’ Sports

Alexandra DeSanctis

The South Dakota governor has vetoed a bill designed to ensure that female athletes aren’t forced to compete against biological men.

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National Review Online / March 23, 2021

Cancel Culture’s Condescension Problem

Alexandra DeSanctis

Culture-war obsessives believe it’s their responsibility to protect foolish people from themselves. What happened to individual freedom?

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National Review Online / March 8, 2021

The Equality Act Would Require Government-Funded Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

The Equality Act would force taxpayers to fund abortion and offers no conscience protections for health-care workers with objections to the procedure.

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National Review Online / February 25, 2021

Chemical Abortion Is the New Challenge for Pro-Lifers

Alexandra DeSanctis

Democrats want to remove safety requirements on chemical abortion, posing a significant risk to pregnant women.

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National Review Online / February 15, 2021

Biden Raises the Stakes on the Becerra Nomination

Alexandra DeSanctis

At the same time that he rescinded the Mexico City policy last week, President Joe Biden also directed the Department of Health and Human Services to consider undoing another pro-life policy, which prohibits abortion providers from claiming federal funding under the Title X family-planning program.

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National Review Online / February 2, 2021

What the Media Won’t Tell Us about Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

No matter how safe or clean a clinic might seem, every abortion ends with an empty womb and the death of an unborn child.

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National Review Online / January 31, 2021

Pro-Life Campaign to Curb Down-Syndrome Abortions Gains Steam

Alexandra DeSanctis

At the state and federal levels, proposals banning abortion on the basis of a prenatal Down-syndrome diagnosis are making progress.

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National Review Online / January 28, 2021

Biden Is Set to Reinstate U.S. Funding for Global Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

President Joe Biden shortly will issue an executive order reversing the Mexico City policy, which currently prevents U.S. aid money from funding groups that perform or promote abortion around the globe.

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National Review Online / January 21, 2021

Will Joe Manchin Remain Pro-Life?

Alexandra DeSanctis

Senator Joe Manchin could very well choose to maintain his support for abortion restrictions and protections for unborn children and taxpayers’ rights, especially given the views of his constituents. But it’s no sure thing.

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National Review Online / January 6, 2021