What happens to women denied abortions? This is the first scientific… 11Annalee Newitz and 939 others eEditaDeleteiInviteBPromoteXDismissXUndismissbBlock for io9bHide 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?