iPhone's Siri 'Can't Find' Abortion Clinics

But it will point users toward escorts, marijuana, and body dumps
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2011 6:44 AM CST
iPhone's Siri 'Can't Find' Abortion Clinics
When asked “Why are you anti-abortion?” Siri responds “I just am."   (Getty Images)

Siri, the iPhone 4S' virtual assistant, can tell you how much wood a woodchuck could chuck or where to hide a dead body, but it draws a blank when asked for the location of abortion clinics or emergency contraception services. In Washington, DC, users are directed to anti-abortion pregnancy centers instead of Planned Parenthood, and in New York City, Siri simply says "I didn’t find any abortion clinics," reports Raw Story.

Siri will, however, offer answers when asked where to score marijuana, find free blowjobs, get medical help for an erection that's lasted longer than five hours, or even dump the aforementioned body. For the latter query, New York City users are directed to a smelting plant in New Jersey. Siri also fails to respond to queries on birth control, mammogram tests, or help for victims of sexual assault, notes Tanya Somander at Think Progress, who suggests that it's time Apple ensures Siri devotes "more time to answering a woman’s pressing public health questions and less time to escort services and the best burrito in town." (More Siri stories.)

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