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Elizabeth Yore

Elizabeth Yore was a member of the Heartland Institute Delegation that travelled to the Vatican in April 2015 to urge Pope Francis to re-examine his reliance on UN population control proponents who support climate change.

Yore served as Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc. for 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, Yore was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois statewide child welfare agency. At DCFS, Yore created the first missing child unit, 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, Yore 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 is a sought after speaker, writer and expert on human trafficking and international child protection issues. Yore has appeared on numerous television shows as a child protection expert and commentator. Presently, she consults internationally with corporation and ngos in child exploitation cases, human trafficking and other internet and cyber protection matters.

Yore is a graduate of Georgetown University and Loyola University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois.

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September 18, 2017
By Elizabeth Yore
The Pope of Dialogue has thus far slammed the bronze doors of St. Peter’s on any dialogue on the issue of global warming.

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