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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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Ben Morrison
Jim Sims
Alissa Fuenfhausen
Felisa Fendley
Chris Naramor
Peter Hoffman
Rhanda Khattab
Natasha Bruyns
Jasveen Lall
Amani Obeid
Luka Labudovic
Tawfeeq Peerboccus
Phillip Ristevski
Beverley Townsend
Ann Rowbory
Skye Byrne
Jessica Vulte
Devy Dyson
M Johnson Hagood
Caitlin Bayley
Rita Chuang
Lisa Cai
Jason Hewett
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Lisa Dureault
Doris Ferres
Angela Gabriel
Martin Gorman
Emily Urban
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  • Ben Morrison
    signed 2019-05-18 02:43:02 -0700
  • Jim Sims
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  • Alissa Fuenfhausen
    signed 2019-05-14 11:23:37 -0700
  • Felisa Fendley
    signed 2019-05-14 10:15:38 -0700
  • Chris Naramor
    signed 2019-04-30 12:08:57 -0700
  • Peter Hoffman
    signed 2019-04-29 09:01:53 -0700
  • Rhanda Khattab
    signed 2019-04-28 15:41:54 -0700
  • Natasha Bruyns
    signed 2019-04-27 21:02:50 -0700
  • Jasveen Lall
    signed 2019-04-27 11:56:19 -0700
  • Amani Obeid
    signed 2019-04-27 08:43:54 -0700
  • Luka Labudovic
    signed 2019-04-26 23:56:23 -0700
  • Tawfeeq Peerboccus
    signed 2019-04-25 16:28:26 -0700
  • Phillip Ristevski
    signed 2019-04-25 13:17:32 -0700
  • Beverley Townsend
    signed 2019-04-25 00:36:46 -0700
  • Ann Rowbory
    signed 2019-04-24 22:59:44 -0700
  • Skye Byrne
    signed 2019-04-24 11:14:10 -0700
  • Jessica Vulte
    signed 2019-04-24 04:30:28 -0700
  • Devy Dyson
    signed 2019-04-22 12:43:42 -0700
  • M Johnson Hagood
    signed 2019-04-19 09:52:45 -0700
  • Caitlin Bayley
    signed 2019-04-16 03:41:59 -0700
  • Rita Chuang
    signed 2019-04-08 19:52:37 -0700
  • Lisa Cai
    signed 2019-04-08 14:51:59 -0700
  • Jason Hewett
    signed 2019-04-03 22:57:04 -0700
  • Courtenay Gordon
    signed 2019-03-29 23:29:38 -0700
  • Lisa Dureault
    signed 2019-03-26 14:21:48 -0700
  • Doris Ferres
    signed 2019-03-10 04:30:04 -0700
  • Angela Gabriel
    signed 2019-03-09 06:58:40 -0800
  • Martin Gorman
    signed 2019-03-07 14:22:58 -0800
  • Emily Urban
    signed via 2019-02-28 09:27:03 -0800
  • Trina Mccartney
    signed 2019-02-21 10:38:48 -0800

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