The Pontifical Academy for Life is preparing a new document on the the impact of abortion on women. http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=16589
There has been greater awareness of this issue in recent years. The Supreme Court addressed this issue in Gonzales v. Carhart, and this caused a huge uproar. (I discussed this briefly in my paper at the 2007 UFL conference. http://www.uffl.org/vol17/MYERS07.pdf) But the evidence of abortion’s harm to women continues to mount, and so the new Vatican document ought to be help in focusing attention on the matter.