Last updated on September 15th, 2023 at 05:27 am
British television star and politician, Laurence Fox, has spoken out against a High Court judge’s ruling that opposes a 19-year-old girl’s right to life-supporting treatment. On his GB News talk show, Fox criticized the judgment, which not only denies the girl the right to life but also prohibits her family from speaking publicly about the case and raising funds for her potential treatment in Canada. Fox highlighted the erosion of freedom in society, including freedom of speech and bodily autonomy, and questioned when individuals are willing to take a stand for their beliefs.
Referring to the state’s control over individual lives, Fox asked, “Or is it when the state decides whether a seriously ill yet fully conscious individual should be denied treatment and left to die to protect our NHS?” He condemned the reporting restriction order that prohibits the publication of the girl’s name and her family’s names, labeling it an infringement on freedom of speech. Fox suggested that these restrictions serve to protect the NHS and the courts from public scrutiny.
Fox drew comparisons to the case of Charlie Gard, a similar scandal that received wide media coverage and public sympathy in 2017. The decision to silence the girl and her family prevents open discussion and debate about their situation, leaving them without the support and attention they need while she continues to fight for her life.
Laurence Fox, a member of a famous British acting family, gained prominence in his role on the television series “Lewis.” He founded the Reclaim Party in 2020 to defend freedom of speech and challenge the ideology he believes is disguised as law. Fox also leads the “Bad Law Project,” which aims to support those affected by political ideology disguised as legal frameworks.