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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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Julie Paxman
yasoda gonzalez
Marielena Gutierrez
Ruther Deciar
Victoria Hatton
Chad Snyder
Michael Chavez
Jessa Froebe
Lawrence Kochert
Samira Osman
Linda Cannon
Danielle Helms
Rachel Murphy
May Bell
Mohamed Aymane Farhi
Joanne Hutchison
Lynn Celestine
Sadie Stanton
Christofer Altin
Czarlene Adoptante
Jennifer Lackey
Jeffrey Mason
Heba Fels
Yannik Freund
Anne Hall-Bowden
Lynn Baird
Jason Gustavson
Matthew Brown
Awat Karimi
Björn Winter
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  • Julie Paxman
    signed 2021-10-23 14:12:53 -0700
  • yasoda gonzalez
    signed 2021-09-28 22:51:57 -0700
  • Marielena Gutierrez
    signed 2021-09-26 12:35:42 -0700
  • Ruther Deciar
    signed 2021-09-20 21:13:35 -0700
  • Victoria Hatton
    signed 2021-09-17 10:35:18 -0700
  • Chad Snyder
    signed 2021-09-15 19:01:06 -0700
  • Michael Chavez
    signed 2021-09-10 01:40:20 -0700
  • Jessa Froebe
    signed 2021-08-20 11:59:44 -0700
  • Lawrence Kochert
    signed 2021-08-05 16:39:12 -0700
  • Samira Osman
    signed 2021-07-21 06:05:05 -0700
  • Linda Cannon
    signed 2021-07-13 23:08:25 -0700
  • Danielle Helms
    signed 2021-06-29 17:12:50 -0700
  • Rachel Murphy
    signed 2021-06-18 10:30:34 -0700
  • May Bell
    signed 2021-06-16 18:16:01 -0700
  • Mohamed Aymane Farhi
    signed 2021-06-07 14:58:20 -0700
  • Joanne Hutchison
    signed 2021-06-07 04:41:38 -0700
  • Lynn Celestine
    signed 2021-06-07 00:20:16 -0700
  • Sadie Stanton
    signed 2021-06-04 02:31:39 -0700
  • Christofer Altin
    signed 2021-06-03 18:10:58 -0700
  • Czarlene Adoptante
    signed 2021-06-03 13:11:08 -0700
  • Jennifer Lackey
    signed 2021-05-25 14:01:05 -0700
  • Jeffrey Mason
    signed 2021-05-24 05:00:51 -0700
  • Heba Fels
    signed 2021-05-16 19:30:07 -0700
  • Yannik Freund
    signed 2021-05-10 10:15:46 -0700
  • Anne Hall-Bowden
    signed 2021-05-10 04:26:09 -0700
  • Lynn Baird
    signed 2021-04-28 18:07:40 -0700
  • Jason Gustavson
    signed 2021-04-27 09:22:55 -0700
  • Matthew Brown
    signed 2021-04-26 21:40:55 -0700
  • Awat Karimi
    signed 2021-04-24 14:40:52 -0700
  • Björn Winter
    signed 2021-04-24 11:33:29 -0700

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