Elizabeth Yore

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Elizabeth Yore

Elizabeth Yore served as Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc. for the last 5 years. In that position, she acted  as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate both with the Oprah Winfrey Show and in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Prior to that position, Liz was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois statewide child welfare agency. At DCFS, Liz created the first missing child unit, which required the DCFS to immediately notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when a foster child went missing. Illinois has been the leader in that initiative. She also spearheaded a program to aggressively prosecute human trafficking cases in the department.  Prior to DCFS, Liz was General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia, and its first Director of the International Division handling international child abduction cases. She now blogs at Yorechildren.com, twitters@elizabethyore and consults internationally in child exploitation cases.

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Rosemary’s Babies

When prominent atheist, Richard Dawkins pronounced from his secular throne that it would be “immoral to give birth to a Down Syndrome baby...  abort it and try again,” the Internet lit up with an... More

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No More Hashtags. Start Acting.

If only the 275 Nigerian Christian girls were abducted by plane! 29 countries would be looking for the schoolgirls instead of the handful of countries talking about the Boko Haram abduction. Remem... More

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While Kiev burns

“We could not stand by and watch. We had to take the side of the people.The Catholic Church has lived under totalitarian and communist and monarchist regimes. And that the people have the right to... More

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Going Bananas

Fielding Mellish: “Doing a sociological study on perversion. I'm up to Advanced Child Molesting.” Fielding Mellish: “I am reminded tonight of the farmer who had an incestuous relationship w... More

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Amber Alert: Free the Nuns

Nothing motivates Americans like a child abduction. Search parties are organized, Amber Alerts are issued, flyers printed, the media shifts into overdrive plastering the photo of the innocent miss... More

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The Joy of Life

I felt like a parent who brought her children to a rock concert; everyone was young there. It was loud, joyful, full of rock songs blaring, singing, drum banging, camera phones flashing, texting, ... More

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Francis, The Lionheart

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great This is a Pope that leads with his heart. From the moment Pope Fran... More

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Hiding in Plain Sight

On the flight over to Rome to attend the Pope’s Conference on Human Trafficking recently, I recalled the long running Broadway play and movie, A Funny thing Happened on the Way to Forum, starrin... More

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Googling For Answers

“Google Agrees to Block Child Porn Online” ~~UK Daily Mail At long last, a hopeful sign emerged this week, that something was being done about the explosion of Internet child pornography when ... More

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Fast and Furious Francis

There’s a new sheriff in the Vatican City State. With the swiftness and surety rarely seen in the Eternal City, Pope Francis sent a loud and clear message to laity and clergy working in the V... More


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