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Nikas Lectures Across Poland on Gestational Surrogacy Practices

BDF’s Nikolas Nikas is lecturing to law and medical faculties throughout the land of Saint John Paul II this week of May 5-10, 2014! The culture of death is trying to get a foothold in this traditionally pro-life country, and … Continue reading

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Obamacare Back in Court: Individual Mandate is a “Tax on Pro-Life Conscience”

March 7, 2013 — Today, BDF filed a key amicus brief in the U.S. Fourth Circuit on behalf of 281 Members of Legatus and the Catholic Medical Association, laying out exactly how the “Abortion Premium Mandate” and the “HHS Abortifacient … Continue reading

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BDF on EWTN: Obamacare and Signs of Hope

A World Over special on the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the US, and previewing this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC

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National Review Life Panel on C-Span

C-Span has posted the life session held at National Review Institute’s “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 2013. Moderated by Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, panel members included Dorinda Bordlee of Bioethics … Continue reading

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BDF Benefit: Honoring Drs. Moffitt and Condic

Nikolas T. Nikas and Dorinda C. Bordlee and the Board of Directors of Bioethics Defense Fund cordially invite you to Passion for Life 2012 Join us ten days after the Presidential race for a discussion of the post-election impact on … Continue reading

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BDF Down Under

BDF attorneys Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee are headed Down Under to strategize with parliamentarians, physicians, lawyers, and pro-life organizations in seven cities in Australia and New Zealand over two weeks. They will be sharing strategic legal initiatives that can … Continue reading

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Appeal Update: AZ 20 Week Abortion Restriction

On August 1, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit set an expedited briefing schedule during which the the effective date of the Arizona 20 week abortion restriction will be delayed. This will allow the three-judge panel … Continue reading

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Landmark Court Victory: AZ 20 Week Abortion Restriction Upheld

July 30, 2012. Phoenix, Arizona. Bioethics Defense Fund is pleased to announce a landmark victory in federal district court upholding a cutting-edge Arizona law that restricts abortion at 20 weeks except in cases of medical emergency “to avert her death … Continue reading

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BD Fund in Crisis Magazine: Law in the Service of Life

Stephen Herreid writes an article in Crisis magazine calling on all of us to do our part to defend life. Along the way he mentions our work here. From “Law in the Service of Life:” Lawyers Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda … Continue reading

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Obamacare Repeal Bill Cites Abortion Mandates

Wednesday, July 11, 2012: Today, the U.S. House voted favorably on a bill to repeal Obamacare. The text is available online. Bioethics Defense Fund attorneys Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee note that the Congressional findings included in the bill outline … Continue reading

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