Erika Bachiochi

Fellow

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, was published by Notre Dame University Press in 2021.

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EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics. A 2018 visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, 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, was published by Notre Dame University Press in 2021, and was named a finalist for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s 2022 Conservative Book of the Year award.

Ms. Bachiochi’s essays have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyChristian Bioethics (Oxford University), The New York Times, The AtlanticFirst Things, CNN.com, National Review OnlineNational AffairsClaremont 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, the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, St. Thomas More Academy (South Bend), and EthicsFinder. She is a co-founder of St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick, Massachusetts where she served as President of the Board from 2013-2015.

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AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on Feminism and Overturning Roe

May 31, 2022 | The Ezra Klein Show

On May 31, Fellow Erika Bachiochi went on The Ezra Klein Show to discuss the likely overturn of Roe v….

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi Discusses Pro-Life Ethics, Feminism, and More on Strong Women Podcast

January 26, 2022 | Strong Women podcast

On January 26, 2022, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on the Strong Women podcast to discuss pro-life ethics, femininism, and…

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on the Pro-life Movement at a Crossroads

January 18, 2022 | Georgetown University Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life

On January 18, 2022, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi took part in a panel discussion sponsored by Georgetown University’s Initiative on…

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on “The Meaning of Equality in America”

December 15, 2021 | National Constitution Center

On December 15, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi took part in an America’s Town Hall program, on “The Meaning of Equality…

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on the Supreme Court and a Post-Roe World

December 1, 2021 | Conversations with Consequences podcast

On December 1, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on the Catholic Association’s Conversations with Consequences podcast to discuss oral…

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi Speaks at “Empower Women, Promote Life” Event Prior to Dobbs Oral Arguments at SCOTUS

December 1, 2021 | "Empower Women, Promote Life" rally

On December 1, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi spoke at the “Empower Women, Promote Life” event on the steps of…

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on a Vision of Virtue from the Godmother of Feminism

November 20, 2021 | Crown and Crozier podcast

On November 20, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on the Crown and Crozier podcast to discuss her book The…

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on “The Dignity of the Sexed Body: Asymmetry, Equality, and Real Reproductive Justice”

November 13, 2021 | The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture's 2021 Fall Conference

On November 13, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on a panel, titled “The Dignity of the Sexed Body: Asymmetry,…

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on Whole-Life Women’s Rights, Reliance Interest in Dobbs, and Common-Good Thinking

November 8, 2021 | Life, Liberty, and Law podcast

On November 8, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi joined Americans United for Life’s “Life, Liberty & Law” Podcast to discuss…

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on the Gloria Purvis Podcast

October 26, 2021 | The Gloria Purvis Podcast

On October 26, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on the Gloria Purvis Podcast in an episode titled “For women…

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on “A Rational Feminism”

September 13, 2021 | "Boyce of Reason" podcast

On September 13, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on the “Boyce of Reason” podcast with host Benjamin A. Boyce…

QUOTED: Erika Bachiochi on How Abortion Became a ‘Woman’s Right’

August 9, 2021 | Catholic News Agency

EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi joined Katie Yoder of the Catholic News Agency to discuss the corruption of feminism, abortion, and…