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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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

With Xavier Becerra at HHS, the Biden Administration Will Be Pro-Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department confirms his administration’s commitment to abortion on demand.

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National Review Online / December 16, 2020

Lincoln, Douglas, and the Failure of Colorado’s Pro-Life Vote

Alexandra DeSanctis

A cherished defense of those who favor legal abortion later in pregnancy is that such procedures are incredibly rare and are made available only when a mother’s health is at risk or her unborn child suffers from a life-threatening disease. Perhaps such a belief is comforting, but it nevertheless conflicts with reality.

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National Review Online / November 11, 2020

The Left Doesn’t Understand Women

Alexandra DeSanctis

Exit polls show that Donald Trump tightened race and gender gaps while winning a majority of married women.

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National Review Online / November 5, 2020

Seen, Not Heard: The Challenges of Cancel Culture for Women

Alexandra DeSanctis

“Cancel culture” on Instagram threatens authentic progress on ideas that are so central to womanhood. It would be better for all of us if we worked to foster an online atmosphere where each woman feels welcome and safe in speaking the truth from her heart.

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Verily / October 29, 2020

Because of My Father

Alexandra DeSanctis

I retain my faith in it in no small part because of the witness of my father, who taught me by his example to believe in the only thing that really matters.

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National Review Online / October 18, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Said Nice Things About Her Kids. Liberals Heard Racism.

Alexandra DeSanctis

Liberal commentary involved strained interpretations of why Barrett adopted children, and how she speaks of them — implying that she was racist, and perhaps ableist. These comments did not only represent armchair psychoanalysis at its worst; they also showed how easy it is for partisanship to trump basic decency.

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The Washington Post / October 16, 2020

Confirming New Justices Is Not ‘Packing the Court’

Alexandra DeSanctis

Democrats are understandably angry that they don’t have the votes to prevent Barrett from being confirmed to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat on the Court. They must not be allowed to get away with brazenly redefining terms and refusing to say whether they’ll upend a century and a half of tradition by expanding the size of the Supreme Court.

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National Review Online / October 12, 2020

Yes, Democratic Senators Have Questioned Judicial Nominees About Their Faith

Alexandra DeSanctis

Amy Coney Barrett is not the only judge to have faced improper scrutiny from Democrats over her religious beliefs.

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National Review Online / October 8, 2020

American Families Want More School Choice

Alexandra DeSanctis

A new survey of likely voters in five key swing states found that respondents, especially nonwhite Americans, tend to favor expanded school-choice options.

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National Review Online / October 1, 2020

Feminists Should Be Celebrating Amy Coney Barrett

Alexandra DeSanctis

One would be hard-pressed to find a woman who has navigated the difficult trenches of career success and motherhood as ably as Amy Coney Barrett.

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National Review Online / September 26, 2020

Democrats’ Anti-Catholic Bigotry Is All About Abortion

Alexandra DeSanctis

Amy Coney Barrett is not the only potential judge who’s had her faith maligned by the Left in the name of protecting legal abortion.

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National Review Online / September 23, 2020