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Vitamin C Abortion – Does It Work?

If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, it makes sense that you’re considering your options. Abortion became legal under federal law in the United States following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade. This ruling was overturned in June 2022 and abortion laws are now determined by state government and vary from state-to-state. Abortion is legal in some states. But for various reasons (financial, privacy, geographical, etc.), some women find themselves looking for another means to end a pregnancy. The proliferation of knowledge and opinion through the internet has led some to turn to online sources for abortion alternatives, including “home remedies.” We recently had a question about one of these, the “Vitamin C abortion.” We decided to do some follow-up research in case any of our readers may be wondering about it, too.

Before we go on to share what we learned about Vitamin C abortion, we want you to know that Avenue Women’s Center is here to provide information and support for Chicagoland women of all ages and situations who are facing the challenges of an unexpected pregnancy. From our free medical-grade pregnancy tests, to our private, confidential pregnancy consultations with experienced client advocates, we are committed to working with our clients in a respectful, nonjudgmental, caring atmosphere. All of our services are free of cost to you. Please contact us for an appointment at one of our six Chicagoland locations.

Vitamin C Abortion Questions

In any of our communications and materials, it’s important to us to bring you reliable, authoritative information. There are limited well-researched articles available online regarding this topic from reputable sources. We seek to share information from such sources as Mayo Clinic, Web MD, and others with credible contributors from the medical field. Much of the information we were able to locate on the Vitamin C abortion topic came from knowledge-sharing sites or blogs in which contributors were not necessarily credentialed medical practitioners. Some of the sources actually included conflicting information posted from the various contributors. Many included disclaimers about their content, and almost every one contained cautions about any home-made abortion attempts that sought to by-pass a medical professional. Perhaps the most often repeated idea was “Natural does not mean safe.” Healthline goes as far as to say Vitamin C abortion is not effective.

In conclusion, based on our discoveries from our exploration of this topic, we feel it important to caution AGAINST a Vitamin C abortion attempt, or any “home remedy” abortion. Abortion is a medical procedure and should be performed under the care of a medical professional.

Next Steps if Looking Into Vitamin C Abortion

As you examine and weigh your options, we hope you will allow us to learn about your unique situation, to listen to the things you’re thinking and feeling, and to come beside you as you make this challenging journey. It is not an easy thing to face. You don’t need to do it alone. Call, text, email or chat with us today to make an appointment at one of our six office locations: Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois. We hope to hear from you soon!



CNBC. (2022, June). Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights. Retrieved from:

Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.