Cast of 'Derry Girls' using their platform to promote abortion up to BIRTH

As Season 2 of the popular sitcom 'Derry Girls' kicked off on Channel 4 last night (5th March 2019), many disenchanted viewers chose not to tune in. The new series aired following the news that two cast members took part in a pro-abortion protest at Westminster last week, calling for the full decriminalisation of abortion - or in more direct terms, the introduction of abortion up to birth. 

Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth labelled the move "disgusting" and slammed it as "an abuse of a very public platform to advocate for the killing of defenceless unborn babies." Bernadette Smyth spoke to the Belfast Newsletter and in an article which was published on Saturday, told Philip Bradfield that very few people understand what decriminalisation truly means. 

"Abortion campaigners (including Derry Girls actresses Nicola Coughlan and Siobhan McSweeney) are calling for total decriminalisation, which would permit abortions right up until birth - and make it lawful to leave a baby to die if it survives an attempted abortion. In January 2019, the world watched with horror as the State of New York decriminalised abortion, making abortion legal right up to the moment of birth and means an unborn child has absolutely no rights. We have to do everything in our power to stop that from happening in Northern Ireland," Mrs Smyth said.

According to Siobhan McSweeney, one of the two actresses who took part in the protest, all of the cast are in favour of decriminalising abortion and are willing to use their profiles to promote abortion. "We all in the cast greatly support this issue," Ms McSweeney told BBC TalkBack last week. Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, who also stars in 'Derry Girls' has been an equally vocal supporter of decriminalising abortion, and has supported the '#NorthIsNext' movement claiming that it is the "right" thing to do.

Bernadette Smyth highlighted the hypocrisy of the 'Derry Girls' cast, concluding: “The advert for the new series of ‘Derry Girls’ states, ‘You only get one life. Find your voice.’ Yet these actresses are pushing for the slaughter of innocent unborn children in the womb who have no voice.”

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