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Precious Life lambast popular Channel 4 sitcom

Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group has lambasted popular Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls after an advert for the new series included the line ‘You only get one life. Find your voice’.

Precious Life criticised the show’s use of the quote, explaining that it contradicts the beliefs of some of the actresses in the show, who recently took part in a protest at Westminster, demanding changes to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

“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, nor would they have a life if never given the chance,” Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, told The Catholic Universe.

“Life offers no guarantees but abortion offers no chances. Real love, care and compassion saves women and babies from the horror of abortion. The people of DERRY say ‘Not in Our Name’,” she added.

The Catholic Universe previously reported that Derry Girls actresses Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin) and Siobhan McSweeney (Sr Michael) were among those who took part in the pro-abortion protest organised by Amnesty International. The protest was pushing for the decriminalisation of abortion across the UK, including Northern Ireland, which means legalising abortion right up to and including the moment of birth.

“The word decriminalisation is a euphemism for the legalisation of abortion right up to birth,” Ms Smyth explained. “This would mean that pregnant women and their unborn children would have no legal protection through the whole nine months of pregnancy. These two actresses have collectively shown their political ignorance, in siding with Amnesty’s latest tedious attempt to push their cruel and extreme abortion agenda on Northern Ireland.

“300,000 citizens of Northern Ireland have signed our petitions over recent years. Over 100,000 people are alive today because of our existing laws. Therefore, Westminster and these actresses should respect devolution and our democratic process in Northern Ireland. Without the right to life, all other human rights are utterly meaningless,” added Ms Smyth.

Picture: Stars of sitcom Derry Girls. (Channel 4).