In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, and as states continue to pass antiabortion laws penalizing anyone who supports someone seeking an abortion, talking to friends, relatives and even your doctor about your decision to get an abortion might not be possible.

Fortunately, judgment-free support resources exist for anyone who has recently had an abortion or decided to have one soon.

Virtual community

If you don't have someone you can trust to support your choice to have an abortion, empathetic individuals provide compassionate support online.

A leading online forum for nonjudgmental abortion support is the Auntie Network on Reddit, which has 77,0000 members and promotes itself as "a place to help anyone who has a uterus." Since May 2019, the network of "aunties" has provided judgment-free resources—and until June 2022, assisted people who needed help obtaining an abortion. The subreddit has suspended services out of concern for users' personal safety but maintains this pause is temporary.

When they're active, the aunties provide in-person support to people