Ansirh MedicineBy Annalee Newitz PO Edit11938L What happens to women denied abortions? This is the first scientific… Abortion is a hotly debated and poorly studied medical procedure. There are a few studies of dubious validity that connect abortion to mental illness and drug use. Politicians have used these studies to justify greater limitations on women seeking abortion in the United States. » 11/13/12 9:00am 11/13/12 9:00amWhy don't we know more about the long-term effects of abortion?