Vicki Thorn is the Founder of Project Rachel and the Executive Director of the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Vicki has traveled worldwide presenting her recent research on the Biochemistry of Sex, the Biology of Bonding & Attachment and the Biology of the Theology of the Body.
She has written and spoken about the sociological changes in society since 1960 and the spiritual and psychological wounds carried by Gen X and Gen Y as a result of those changes.
Vicki is an international speaker, and has spoken in Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Poland, Chile, Slovakia, Romania, Sardenia, France, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong and China. Her topics include abortion’s aftermath in women and men, the process of post-abortion healing, and the biology of bonding and attachment.
Vicki is also an author whose works include a recently released book on Project Rachel and her book titled, Il Progetto Rachele: Il Volto Della Compassione. Though not yet available in English, the book is currently available in Italian, Spanish and French. Both books were published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana (the Vatican publishing house). There is also a chapter in “L’Olio sulle ferite” edited by Livio Melina and Carl A Anderson.
Vicki’s written contributions also include articles on Project Rachel; the aftermath of abortion in women, men, and family members; and the healing process. Additionally, she has also written about the role of stress in making abortion decisions, and ways to help women in crisis pregnancies.
She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, as well as a certificate in Trauma Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a long time member of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and an invited workshop presenter.
Vicki is a trained Bereavement Facilitator through the American Academy of Bereavement and was certified by Resolve Through Sharing Prenatal Loss as a Prenatal Loss Facilitator.
She and her husband Professor William Thorn are the parents of 6 children, ranging in age from 21 to 32, and are the proud grandparents of Eloise Margaret and Penelope Rose. As a couple, they were inducted into the Pontifical Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in October, 2008 as Knight and Lady. In August, 2009 she received the People of Life Award from the Pro-Life Secretariat of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for her pro-life service to the Church.