Originally published on December 6, 2008.


As the media availability on the YFZ Ranch continued, the FLDS women were very emotional telling their personal accounts of being separated from their children by CPS earlier that day.

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Not only the Kleenex, look at the body language in the fingers.

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The reporter from People Magazine spoke a lot to this group of women:

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They seemed to be speaking more about their lifestyle than about losing their children, though I can’t be sure— it wasn’t my interview. I wondered if they would get the cover over Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie.

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These two were posing for the photographer People Magazine had hired:

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And this is the moment when he took the shot that put them on the cover of People Magazine. Bet they never thought in a million years they would staring out at every check-out lane in America’s grocery stores.

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Last frame for today:

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This woman told me about the mormon hymn book she had taken with her to the shelter, “I’m so glad I had this with me.”

Related Photographs from these posts: Women of the FLDS Speak- The Scene | Women of the FLDS Speak - Marie | Women of the FLDS Speak - Details | Women of the FLDS Speak - The Balcony | YFZ Revisited - April 14, 2008 - On The Ranch | YFZ Revisited - April 14, 2008 - Media at YFZ | YFZ Revisited - April 14, 2008 - The Balcony | YFZ Revisited - April 14, 2008 - Marie | YFZ - Meeting the Mothers | YFZ - FLDS Women talk about having their children taken

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