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24th Feb 2019

Derry Girls’ Nicola Coughlan ‘won’t be bullied into silence’ over Northern Ireland abortion fight

Jade Hayden

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“I’ve known so many women who’ve suffered because of these Draconian laws…”

Nicola Coughlan has said that she won’t be “bullied into silence” for supporting the fight for abortion rights in Northern Ireland.

The Derry Girls star confirmed this week that she and her fellow cast mates are going to march to Westminister to demand equal abortion access for women in the North.

Northern Ireland is the only country in the UK yet to allow legal access to abortion.

Coughlan said that she understands the issue is difficult to discuss but believes that she has a right to support those who are fighting to change legislation in the North.

“I know that this is such a tricky issue to talk about but the amount of people without uteruses telling me I’m not entitled to my opinion is laughable,” she wrote on Twitter.

“I’ve known so many women who’ve suffered because of these Draconian laws and I have a right to stand up and support them.”

Coughlan also included the hashtag ‘#NowforNI.’

The actor went on: “If you’re thinking of telling me to ‘stick to the acting’ forgive me for finding out YOUR job and telling you to stick to…”

She then listed a series of other jobs in which people are also entitled to have an opinion.

Get it, girl.

Derry Girls returns to Channel 4 on March 5 after a year-long break that left fans gagging for more 90s bangers, iconic one-liners, and digs at James that are nothing short of hysterical.

It’s going to be a good month.