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.

Ms. Bachiochi’s essays have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyChristian Bioethics (Oxford University), 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, and St. Thomas More Academy (South Bend). 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 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…

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…

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi Discusses Feminism, Abortion, and Her Book The Rights of Women on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

July 31, 2021 | EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

On July 31, 2021 EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi discussed her new book, The Rights of Women, and how abortion incorrectly…

VIDEO: Book Event on Erika Bachiochi’s The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision

July 20, 2021 | Catholic Information Center

At an event on July 20, 2021, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi gave remarks reflecting on the themes of her new…

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on the Constitutional Debate over Women’s Equality

May 27, 2021 | AEI “Unprecedential” podcast

EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi joined AEI’s “Unprecedential” podcast with host Adam White to trace and evaluate the evolving debate over the political, legal, and cultural meaning of women’s equality. Ms. Bachiochi is author of the forthcoming book The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision.

VIDEO: Vindicating Mary Wollstonecraft’s Rights: A Conversation with Erika Bachiochi

May 16, 2021 | The Common Good Project

In a video published by the Common Good Project, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi discusses ‘Vindicating Mary Wollstonecraft’s Rights: The Priority…

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on the Equality Act and True Equality

March 17, 2021 | Bridge Builder: Catholic Faith and Politics

EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi joined the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s “Bridge Builder” program to discuss the Equality Act and the meaning of true equality.