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. 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 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, 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.

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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.

VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Be Pro-Life?

February 3, 2021 | Institute for Human Ecology

EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi took part in a conversation hosted by the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and cosponsored by EPPC’s Catholic Women’s Forum and the National Review Institute.

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi on NPR’s “On Point” to discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination

October 12, 2020 | On Point, NPR

On October 12, 2020, EPPC Visiting Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on NPR’s “On Point” segment to discuss what Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination means for women’s rights and “modern feminism.”

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi’s Keynote Remarks at 2020 March for Life Conference

January 23, 2020 | March for Life Conference

On January 23, 2020, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi delivered the keynote address at the March for Life Conference.

AUDIO: Erika Bachiochi Discusses Constitutional Legacy of Seneca Falls on We the People Podcast

July 25, 2019 | National Constitution Center's We the People podcast

EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi appeared on the National Constitution Center’s We the People podcast to discuss the history and legacy of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention.

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi on Finding Balance in Life

June 2016 | GIVEN Forum

At the 2016 GIVEN Forum, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi delivered remarks titled “Finding Balance in Life.” Click here or click…