Siri Will Find You Drugs And Get You Laid, But Won’t Find You An Abortion Clinic

Anyone with an iPhone 4S can tell you that Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant built into the phone, can do some pretty hysterical and amazing things. Just a few minutes ago I told Siri that “I need sex right now” and she came back with addresses and phone numbers for six escort services within a few miles of where I’m sitting. Additionally there are a slew of videos on YouTube that show Siri helping users find weapons, drugs, strip clubs, places to dump bodies, truck stop casinos and all sorts of other things and places commonly associated with degeneracy.

But there’s apparently one thing Siri won’t help you find: an abortion clinic to get rid of that unwanted pregnancy.

Reports Raw Story:

Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania. Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.

Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you “I didn’t find any abortion clinics.”

It’s an experience that’s being replicated by women around the country: despite plentiful online information about actual places to get an abortion, Siri doesn’t seem to provide it. It’s a similar experience for women seeking emergency contraception: in New York City, Siri doesn’t know what Plan B is and, asked for emergency contraception, offers up a Google results page of definitions.

Steve Jobs, closet pro-lifer and hip-hop philosopher?

(HT: NY Observer. Lead screengrab via Nora Sherman)

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