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President, CEO and General Counsel

Nikolas T. Nikas is co-founder, president and general counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF), a public-interest organization that creates winning arguments for life to benefit lawmakers, courts, students and citizens across the United States and abroad. Nikas and BDF co-founder Dorinda C. Bordlee address bioethics issues including abortion, healthcare rights of conscience,…

Vice President, Senior Counsel

Dorinda C. Bordlee, Esq. is Vice President, Senior Counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund, a public-interest organization that creates winning arguments for life to benefit lawmakers, courts, students and citizens across the United States and abroad. Bordlee and BDF co-founder Nikolas T. Nikas address bioethics issues including abortion, healthcare rights of conscience,…

Research Counsel

A Miami native, Madeline is the eldest daughter of Cuban refugees who worked hard to achieve their American dream. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2009, and obtained her Juris Doctorate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While in law school, she had the honor…

Education and Administration

An educator by training, Monique Colon Toso has led a successful educational effort called “Proudly Pro-Life Week” in the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ elementary and high schools that has been exported to schools around the nation. The educational program is a project of “Parents for Life,” which Monique founded…

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