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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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Who's signing

Danielle Scott
Blair Sumpter
Nikol
George Rivera, D.D.S. Rivera
judith mikola
Michael Alexander Almir
Michael Almir
Audrey Rinehart
Jérémie Gauthier
Mouna Ben khalifa
Carla Witham
Alicja Bogucki
Inna Shturman
Pia Chirstine Wyller
simon kim
Kevin Adair
Medet-Can Bozkurt
Amy Heim
Terence Lynch
Andrea Jackson
Rolf Noller
Kristjan Hren
Erik Barman
Adam Chipiuk
Michael Bareiß
Joseph Conte
Immanuel Peter
Hilary Quinlan
Matias Lamminen
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  • Danielle Scott
    signed 2018-12-07 11:37:37 -0800
  • Blair Sumpter
    signed 2018-12-01 12:18:18 -0800
  • Nikol
    signed 2018-11-29 13:18:00 -0800
  • George Rivera, D.D.S. Rivera
    signed 2018-11-28 08:13:38 -0800
  • judith mikola
    signed 2018-11-27 21:08:34 -0800
  • Michael Alexander Almir
    signed 2018-11-24 04:59:18 -0800
  • Michael Alexander Almir
    @almir_michael tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-24 04:57:20 -0800
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news https://www.righttogrow.org/petition?recruiter_id=791
  • Michael Almir
    signed 2018-11-24 04:56:23 -0800
  • Audrey Rinehart
    signed 2018-11-20 19:56:53 -0800
  • Jérémie Gauthier
    signed 2018-11-20 03:22:12 -0800
  • Mouna Ben khalifa
    signed 2018-11-20 01:36:27 -0800
  • Carla Witham
    signed 2018-11-17 14:32:45 -0800
  • Alicja Bogucki
    signed 2018-11-17 06:24:32 -0800
  • Inna Shturman
    signed 2018-11-12 19:53:11 -0800
  • Pia Chirstine Wyller
    signed 2018-11-12 04:40:19 -0800
  • simon kim
    signed 2018-11-11 20:47:04 -0800
  • Kevin Adair
    signed 2018-11-09 12:39:20 -0800
  • Medet-Can Bozkurt
    signed 2018-11-06 11:41:26 -0800
  • Amy Heim
    signed 2018-11-02 20:29:23 -0700
  • Terence Lynch
    signed 2018-10-27 15:13:00 -0700
  • Andrea Jackson
    signed 2018-10-23 08:04:00 -0700
  • Rolf Noller
    signed 2018-10-23 02:01:52 -0700
  • Kristjan Hren
    signed 2018-10-22 23:52:02 -0700
  • Erik Barman
    signed 2018-10-20 01:27:35 -0700
  • Adam Chipiuk
    signed 2018-10-15 16:59:05 -0700
  • Michael Bareiß
    signed 2018-10-14 08:51:51 -0700
  • Joseph Conte
    signed 2018-10-12 21:00:44 -0700
  • Immanuel Peter
    signed 2018-10-11 09:41:55 -0700
  • Hilary Quinlan
    signed 2018-10-11 00:58:52 -0700
  • Matias Lamminen
    signed 2018-10-10 10:32:54 -0700

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