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. 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 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), EthicsFinder, and the Center for the Law and the Human Person at the Catholic University of America. She is a co-founder of St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick, MA, where she served as President of the Board from 2013–2015.

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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…

VIDEO: Discovering Sexual Equality in Our Shared Response to Human Dependency

October 29, 2016 | Princeton University

Watch EPPC Visiting Fellow Erika Bachiochi’s lecture at the “Sexuality, Integrity, and the University” conference sponsored by the Love and Fidelity Network at Princeton University.

VIDEO: Erika Bachiochi at Human Ecology Conference

March 17, 2016 | Human Ecology Conference

On March 17, 2016, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi spoke at the Human Ecology Conference at the Busch School of Business…

VIDEO: Is Legal Abortion Necessary for Sexual Equality?

October 4, 2013 | University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

On October 4, 2013, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi took part in a debate at the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for…