Ending a pregnancy is a time-sensitive matter.
The longer I waited, the more anxious I felt. Waiting meant the pregnancy was hanging over me. It was constantly in the back of my mind and I couldn't stop worrying. It would have been better for my mental health if I could have been booked in sooner.
The impact of having to wait several weeks to get an abortion lasts much longer than the waiting time itself. Going through all the symptoms of pregnancy – the hormonal changes, sore breasts – when you know you're not going to carry it to term makes it so much worse.
No woman wants to be pregnant for any longer than necessary once that decision has been made.