Precious Life slam 'Game of Thrones' actress' comments as "hypocritical"

Precious Life today commented on threats made by pro-abortion advocates and actors, including Sophie Turner who portrayed Sansa Stark in 'Game of Thrones', to boycott filming in Northern Ireland because of our pro-life laws that safeguard mothers and unborn children.

Bernadette Smyth, founder and spokesperson for Precious Life, said today:

“It is incredibly hypocritical that this ‘Game of Thrones’ actress is conveniently calling for a boycott of Northern Ireland - because of our pro-life laws – despite the fact she has worked and earned a lot money here over the last 10 years. Our laws in Northern Ireland have not changed over this decade yet this actress has conveniently waited until filming was finished and her pockets were filled to declare her pro-abortion viewpoint and apparent strong opposition to our laws. Our laws have saved hundreds of thousands of lives – the lives of mothers and their unborn children.”

Mrs Smyth continued, “This latest publicity stunt is a desperate attempt at keeping her name relevant after the ending of filming 8 seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’ in Northern Ireland – the high point of her career. It has shown her political ignorance and her arrogance to think that just because she is an actress she has the authority to dictate where others work while pushing for the killing of unborn babies in our province that has the lowest maternal mortality rate in all of the UK and one of the lowest worldwide. She is from England where over 9 million unborn babies have been slaughtered since 1967. Abortion is a devolved issue in Northern Ireland and therefore no other government – including Westminster – should have the power to change our life-saving laws.”

Mrs Smyth concluded, “Regardless of the response of this actress, who conveniently waited until after she made her fame and fortune in Northern Ireland to declare her apparent strong opposition to our pro-life laws, so many people will stand by our powerful and compassionate life-saving laws, that declare that every life is worthy of the upmost protection in law, policy and practice. After all, if our laws do not protect the fundamental right to life, they are failing their most basic function.”

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