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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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William Hoff
Drago Kragulj
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Jeremy Marchand
Kimberly Elorriaga
Enrico Bernasconi
walker hill
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Kelly Siebers
Noam Rabbani
Cynthia Pellusch
Luke Wilde
Dr Brent Nelsen
Randall Smith
Kamran Fattah
John Miles
Julia Low
Bretta Stark
Lauren Gueits
Grace Tekip
amy vendittis
Mark Montgomery
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Ronald Ead
Stacey Billinghurst
Sandeep Sabu
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  • William Hoff
    signed 2020-01-25 17:21:22 -0800
  • Drago Kragulj
    signed 2020-01-25 05:24:23 -0800
  • Boja Kragulj
    signed via 2020-01-24 17:36:21 -0800
  • carmen clauser
    signed 2020-01-24 16:22:47 -0800
  • Lorraine Duske
    signed 2020-01-17 17:58:14 -0800
  • Jeremy Marchand
    signed via 2020-01-15 17:55:39 -0800
  • Kimberly Elorriaga
    signed 2020-01-07 06:37:14 -0800
  • Enrico Bernasconi
    signed 2020-01-05 02:29:16 -0800
  • walker hill
    signed 2019-12-16 07:01:07 -0800
  • Haider Bassam
    signed 2019-12-14 01:59:25 -0800
  • Kelly Siebers
    signed 2019-12-08 11:50:57 -0800
  • Noam Rabbani
    signed 2019-12-07 15:26:43 -0800
  • Cynthia Pellusch
    signed 2019-12-04 17:39:08 -0800
  • Luke Wilde
    signed 2019-12-01 22:00:08 -0800
  • Dr Brent Nelsen
    signed 2019-11-21 21:10:25 -0800
  • Randall Smith
    signed 2019-11-19 20:02:25 -0800
  • Kamran Fattah
    signed 2019-11-19 08:21:33 -0800
  • John Miles
    signed 2019-11-17 12:42:13 -0800
  • Julia Low
    signed 2019-11-15 16:09:32 -0800
  • Bretta Stark
    signed via 2019-11-10 17:04:17 -0800
  • Lauren Gueits
    signed 2019-10-29 16:15:23 -0700
  • Grace Tekip
    signed 2019-10-14 14:18:40 -0700
  • amy vendittis
    signed 2019-10-10 14:59:15 -0700
  • Mark Montgomery
    signed 2019-10-06 11:52:08 -0700
  • Lucinda Foster
    signed 2019-09-23 18:37:25 -0700
  • Ronald Ead
    signed 2019-09-21 13:28:23 -0700
  • Stacey Billinghurst
    signed 2019-09-18 02:12:32 -0700
  • Sandeep Sabu
    signed 2019-09-18 01:09:13 -0700
  • Darryl Thone
    signed 2019-09-11 14:35:23 -0700
  • judy mikkola
    signed 2019-09-10 05:48:15 -0700

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