Erika Bachiochi

Erika Bachiochi




EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute in Cambridge, MA, where she founded and directs the Wollstonecraft Project. Her newest book, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, is forthcoming from Notre Dame University Press in 2021.

Ms. Bachiochi’s essays have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Christian Bioethics (Oxford University), The Atlantic, First Things,, National Review Online, National Affairs, Claremont Review of Books, SCOTUSblog, and Public Discourse. Particularly noteworthy are law review articles, “Embodied Equality: Debunking Equality Protection Arguments for Abortion Rights” (2011) and “A Putative Right in Search of a Constitutional Justification: Understanding Planned Parenthood v Casey’s Equality Rationale and How It Undermines Women’s Equality” (2017). She is the editor of two books, Women, Sex & the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching (Pauline Books & Media, 2010) and The Cost of “Choice”: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion (Encounter Books, 2004).

Ms. Bachiochi is an occasional contributor to Mirror of Justice and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Common Good Project, the Catholic Women’s Forum, and the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum. She is a co-founder of St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick, Massachusetts where she served as President of the Board from 2013-2015. She and her husband live outside of Boston and are the happy parents of seven children.

Toward a Family Wage (Subsidy)

Published in American Compass on February 26, 2021

The Merits of Romney’s Pro-Family Policy

Published in First Things on February 11, 2021

Amy Coney Barrett: A New Feminist Icon

Published in Politico on September 27, 2020

In Trump’s Court Pick, Who Won?

Published in CNN on July 10, 2018

Embodied Caregiving

Published in First Things - October 2016 issue on October 19, 2016

Is Hellerstedt this Generation’s Roe?

Published in SCOTUSblog on June 28, 2016

A Matter of Interpretation

Published in Mirror of Justice on February 16, 2016

It’s Feminist to be Against Abortion

Published in on January 22, 2015