What is wrong with the whole, waiting 24 hrs before you get an abortion deal? I am pro choice and I have had an abortion. But even I can see the reasoning some people have in this. I just want to know why its hated so much? Its not infringing on women's rights. Its not like they are being told they are not allowed to have an abortion. All they are asking is for women to learn fully about what will be happening, and then give them 24 hrs to make sure they are REALLY wanting to go through with it. Maybe I am not seeing things clearly, but I see that its a way to help some women who may not be able to deal with the after effect of an abortion, make better choices for themselves. I know a couple women who were crushed after they had their abortion and they never really got over it and spend life thinking about how they wished they didn't go through with it. I'm sorry, but I find it selfish for others to be so opposed to this idea. It sounds to me that you are not about rights, you are about control. What about the right for women to make well informed decisions? Not every women is the same. Some women can go through a stressful situation with a good head on her shoulders, and can fully comprehend and cope with what she is about to do, like I was. But other women will rush things, with out thinking clearly about themselves. They act out on fear, uncertainty and with no knowledge of what will happen to her during the process and afterwords. There are women who make rash decisions when they are frightened. So I can see where waiting 24 hrs can help people. It should give women a little time to think why they are doing it, and if it is right for them. And after 24 hrs, if a woman still wants to go through with it, there is no problem. So whats the problem? Is it because you think that you know it all so why should you have to wait? Well, you are not the only ones. Good that you did your research and you know yourself that well. But there are many women who think they are the same, but they find out that they don't know as much as they thought, and usually its too late. And because of this, there is no telling who can deal with what. So it sounds to me they came up with 24 hrs to give women the chance to learn a little bit about themselves and for them to do a little soul/self searching before making a huge decision that could impact their lives in a huge way.