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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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Andreas Raptis
Dindu von Nuffington
Alfred  John Coren
Dawn Turmenne
Nancy Kyger
Samer Mheissen
Aidan Hauser
Casper Tikka
Lauren Griffin
Jackie Sicilian
Giselle Garcia
Chelcee Little
Jared Squires
Roxane Hionis
Vy Nguyen
Vessy Vladimirowa
Christina Davis
Jim Hickox
Joe Jeppson
Beatriz Gonzalez
Karen Pollock
Lara Taber
Lena Sapozhnikoff
Ben Morrison
Jim Sims
Alissa Fuenfhausen
Felisa Fendley
Chris Naramor
Peter Hoffman
Rhanda Khattab
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  • Andreas Raptis
    signed 2019-08-07 10:50:30 -0700
  • Dindu von Nuffington
    signed 2019-08-05 18:11:27 -0700
  • Alfred  John Coren
    signed via 2019-08-03 17:33:31 -0700
  • Dawn Turmenne
    signed via 2019-08-03 06:25:45 -0700
  • Nancy Kyger
    signed 2019-07-29 16:33:20 -0700
  • Samer Mheissen
    signed 2019-07-28 23:49:57 -0700
  • Aidan Hauser
    signed 2019-07-25 10:33:45 -0700
  • Casper Tikka
    signed 2019-07-25 05:27:35 -0700
  • Lauren Griffin
    signed 2019-07-23 14:52:06 -0700
  • Jackie Sicilian
    signed 2019-07-20 14:46:40 -0700
  • Giselle Garcia
    signed 2019-07-19 09:32:54 -0700
  • Chelcee Little
    signed 2019-07-18 19:27:32 -0700
  • Jared Squires
    signed 2019-07-16 16:44:06 -0700
  • Roxane Hionis
    signed 2019-07-13 11:38:51 -0700
  • Vy Nguyen
    signed 2019-07-05 18:14:45 -0700
  • Vessy Vladimirowa
    signed 2019-06-28 08:52:03 -0700
  • Christina Davis
    signed 2019-06-27 09:49:29 -0700
  • Jim Hickox
    signed 2019-06-23 12:39:28 -0700
  • Joe Jeppson
    signed 2019-06-18 21:23:07 -0700
  • Beatriz Gonzalez
    signed 2019-06-14 21:25:19 -0700
  • Karen Pollock
    signed 2019-06-13 10:42:37 -0700
  • Lara Taber
    signed 2019-06-06 18:49:45 -0700
  • Lena Sapozhnikoff
    signed 2019-05-24 10:57:32 -0700
  • Ben Morrison
    signed 2019-05-18 02:43:02 -0700
  • Jim Sims
    signed 2019-05-17 17:34:50 -0700
  • 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

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