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Apple’s Siri Won’t Tell You Where To Find Emergency Contraception, But Will Find Viagra

Robin Marty

“Sorry, [my name], I can’t look for places in Tanzania.”

Want to use Apple’s new interactive “Siri” on your iPhone?  “She” has tons of information — just as long as you don’t ask about birth control, abortion, emergency contraception, or even mammograms. 

After experimenting with a few easy reproductive health questions, it was discovered that Siri appears to have a blind spot when it comes to women’s health.

Via the Abortioneers:

Q: I am pregnant and do not want to be. Where can I go to get an abortion?

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“I’m really sorry about this, but I can’t take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while.”

“Sorry, [my name], I can’t look for places in Tanzania.”

“I don’t see any abortion clinics. Sorry about that.”

Q: I had unprotected sex. Where can I go for emergency contraception?

“Sorry, I couldn’t find any adult retail stores.” This was repeated every time.

Q: I need birth control. Where can I go for birth control?

“I didn’t find any birth control clinics.” [This was repeated every time I asked about birth control, all three times. This is also the answer given when I asked, “What is birth control?”]

But she does have some sage advice.  Ask for a CPC, and she can find them.  And in some cases, asking for an abortion clinic will get you a CPC instead, too.  Oh, and don’t worry about finding viagra — Siri’s got that covered.

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Access to abortion, Apple, Siri