First of all, the words “unwanted pregnancy” should be changed to “unwanted child”. It is what it is, the pregnancy was a result of actions that produce another human being. That human being is the offspring of the two consenting adults, who are big enough to have sex but not big enough to take on the responsibilities that sometimes come with the fun part.
The scope of the review excluded reactions such as guilt, shame and regret - although these were considered important - and also assessments of mental state within 90 days of an abortion.
This was because the research was not about “transient reactions to a stressful event”.
Ok, so they don’t believe that abortions can cause mental health problems…which I’m assuming is fairly broad terminology, but they ignore the mental/emotional problems here that are probably tied to most abortions.
I’d tend to think that guilt, shame and regret could lead to some serious depression and lead a person to do other things in life they may regret in effect snowballing the problem that began by having irresponsible sex and killing off the result.