Dorinda C. Bordlee, Esq. is Vice President, Senior Counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund, a bioethics law and policy organization that advocates for human rights from beginning to end. She has dedicated her law practice to sanctity of life constitutional issues since 1994.
Dorinda’s expertise is in the public policy realm, having drafted legislation and user friendly education pieces for dozens of States on the full range of bioethics issues including healthcare rights of conscience, abortion and its impact on women’s health, human cloning, destructive human embryo research, and end-of-life issues such as physician-assisted suicide and healthcare rationing.
Dorinda also has wide-ranging litigation and appellate advocacy experience defending the constitutionality of life issue laws in U.S. federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. She has consulted with members and legal staff of the President’s Council on Bioethics.
Dorinda is the author of a chapter on abortion alternatives in the 2004 book entitled The Cost of Choice, and she has published articles and opinion pieces on topics including authentic feminism, healthcare reform, and human cloning in national publications including National Review Online, the New York Times, and the Washington Times, and has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, EWTN and C-Span. Her speaking engagements range from university and law schools to national and international legal and medical conferences, including the Rome conferences of Matercare and the International Catholic Medical Association.
Dorinda received her B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude (1987), and Juris Doctor (1990) from Loyola University, New Orleans where she served as managing editor of the law review. She and her husband Tony Bordlee live in New Orleans and are the parents of four young adult children.