Wednesday, November 30, 2011

IPhone's Dirty Little Secret...

Dear MoveOn member,
The new iPhone is promoting anti-choice extremism. 
News broke yesterday that Siri, the new iPhone voice assistant, is directing women to anti-abortion pregnancy "crisis" centers in Washington, D.C., when they ask where to get an abortion. When users in New York City ask, Siri says she can't find any abortion clinics. When a user asked her why she is anti-abortion, she replied, "I just am."1
Siri won't help you find an abortion clinic or even where to get emergency contraception, but she will help you find a strip club, an escort service, and where you might be able to buy marijuana.
Apple works hard to maintain its brand as a progressive company. Earlier this summer, they cut ties with a right-wing Christian network when customers complained that the network was funding anti-gay extremism.2
If enough of us weigh in and let them know we're outraged by Siri's anti-abortion extremism, we can get them to fix it. That's why I created a petition to Apple CEO Tim Cook on, which says:
Apple: Stop promoting anti-choice extremists. If a user asks for family planning services, they should be directed to a group that offers full services, like Planned Parenthood—not to a hard-right clinic with an extremist agenda.  
Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

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