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Under Article 24.3 of the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child, I am calling for the abolishment of orthodontic practices that are designed to stunt and restrict jaw growth in children. 

 

Dear Lawmaker,

I firmly hold the belief that every child has a right to grow, unimpeded and I hereby ask you to ban the use of orthodonticgrowth restriction in children.

Given published clinical evidence, we know that orthodontic growth restriction, by way of headgear and other restrictive devices damages the airway and that this can wreak havoc on a person's life.  

We know these procedures are prejudicial to the health of a child, and we know that there are health care professionals who would never engage in these procedures for the very reasons we mention.

In 1989, all countries of the United Nations ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, giving every child a right to their normal growth.

Under Article 24.3, it ensured that all parties to the convention would take measure to abolish traditional practices that are prejudicial to the health of children.

I am hereby invoking Article 24.3 of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, and request that my lawmakers follow the international law they agreed to in 1989, and put and end to orthodontic growth restriction on children.

Sincerely,

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Doris Waite
Julia Boyko
Paloma Citron
Brittain Soderberg
Sunny Martin
Danielle El Khoueiry
Debra Zwally
Patrick Zwally
Marysa Glabman
Evelyn Erauw
Sheri Salartash
Konrad Adamski
Christina Moses
zachariah meints
Mary Southworth
Robert Gayer
Lucas Deeter
Andre Rivera
Meagan Austin
kathleen Lott
Rachel Silknitter
Ted Baker
Jillian Baker
Xabier Arevalo
Friedemann Metschies
Dominik Hein
Brian Tucci
James Broad
Katarzyna Sinclair
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  • Doris Waite
    signed 2018-07-09 14:29:59 -0700
  • Julia Boyko
    signed 2018-07-07 23:39:51 -0700
  • Paloma Citron
    signed 2018-07-06 21:51:13 -0700
  • Brittain Soderberg
    signed 2018-06-28 15:41:24 -0700
  • Sunny Martin
    signed 2018-06-27 01:35:15 -0700
  • Danielle El Khoueiry
    signed 2018-06-22 06:22:32 -0700
  • Debra Zwally
    signed via 2018-06-21 15:42:02 -0700
  • Patrick Zwally
    signed 2018-06-21 14:51:40 -0700
  • Marysa Glabman
    signed 2018-06-11 21:55:47 -0700
  • Evelyn Erauw
    signed 2018-06-06 08:20:03 -0700
  • Sheri Salartash
    signed 2018-06-04 11:44:16 -0700
  • Konrad Adamski
    signed 2018-06-01 07:36:35 -0700
  • Christina Moses
    signed via 2018-05-31 21:39:55 -0700
  • zachariah meints
    signed 2018-05-29 12:31:37 -0700
  • Mary Southworth
    signed 2018-05-28 14:25:19 -0700
  • Robert Gayer
    signed 2018-05-22 01:11:07 -0700
  • Lucas Deeter
    signed via 2018-05-19 15:27:36 -0700
  • Andre Rivera
    signed 2018-05-18 21:38:21 -0700
  • Meagan Austin
    signed 2018-05-18 16:17:23 -0700
  • kathleen Lott
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  • kathleen Lott
    signed 2018-05-18 13:56:50 -0700
  • Rachel Silknitter
    signed 2018-05-18 03:26:11 -0700
  • Ted Baker
    signed 2018-05-16 22:43:00 -0700
  • Jillian Baker
    signed 2018-05-16 22:35:22 -0700
  • Xabier Arevalo
    signed 2018-05-15 12:14:14 -0700
  • Friedemann Metschies
    signed 2018-05-14 09:46:27 -0700
  • Dominik Hein
    signed 2018-05-11 16:08:17 -0700
  • Brian Tucci
    signed 2018-05-11 11:47:42 -0700
  • James Broad
    signed 2018-05-11 07:54:59 -0700
  • Katarzyna Sinclair
    signed 2018-05-11 07:54:12 -0700

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