This legislation is intended to protect those women who may experience post-abortion problems. In a major study (1) of 252 women who experienced post-abortion problems: (1) The study from which the above data was drawn was published in Aborted Women - Silent No More , Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1987. See also Franz and Reardon, "Differential Impact of Abortion on Adolescents and Adults" Adolescence , Vol 27, No. 105, Spring 1992.