Petition

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,

Your name here

Who's signing

zhwan karim aziz
Trisha Chan
Vilte Marcinkeviciute
Carly Williamson
Wendy Shellard
Melissa Adrian
Marla Antonini
Kristina Kay
Danica Prohaszka
Tl Conrad
Vanya Dimitrova
christina lesniowski
Yvette Sanchez
Jennifer Williams
Disha Ahuja
Antonina Colavito
Theodore Desiniotis
Andrew Johns
David Korobov
Katherine Cassady
Shubham Y
Zuzana Price
parisa greenland
Cheree Wheaton
Kaylee Bustillos
Ernestine Key
Michael Seda
bahar esmaili
Hilary Fritsch
Kandice Saum
670 signatures

Will you sign?

or Text CHANGE to +16042650583 to sign
  • zhwan karim aziz
    signed 2020-10-25 12:09:29 -0700
  • Trisha Chan
    signed 2020-10-10 09:50:59 -0700
  • Vilte Marcinkeviciute
    signed 2020-10-02 23:25:33 -0700
  • Carly Williamson
    signed 2020-10-01 17:12:22 -0700
  • Wendy Shellard
    signed via 2020-09-28 16:59:38 -0700
  • Melissa Adrian
    signed 2020-09-28 16:25:17 -0700
  • Marla Antonini
    signed 2020-09-26 06:55:10 -0700
  • Kristina Kay
    signed 2020-09-22 09:42:51 -0700
  • Danica Prohaszka
    signed 2020-09-16 20:32:54 -0700
  • Tl Conrad
    signed 2020-09-14 22:52:23 -0700
  • Vanya Dimitrova
    signed 2020-09-08 08:16:45 -0700
  • christina lesniowski
    signed 2020-09-07 16:44:44 -0700
  • Yvette Sanchez
    signed via 2020-09-07 10:56:48 -0700
  • Jennifer Williams
    signed 2020-09-07 09:34:49 -0700
  • Disha Ahuja
    signed 2020-08-25 03:38:00 -0700
  • Antonina Colavito
    signed 2020-08-24 06:23:01 -0700
  • Theodore Desiniotis
    signed 2020-08-20 04:28:01 -0700
  • Andrew Johns
    signed 2020-08-19 20:31:34 -0700
  • David Korobov
    signed 2020-08-13 19:32:13 -0700
  • Katherine Cassady
    signed 2020-08-12 12:15:18 -0700
  • Shubham Y
    signed via 2020-08-03 09:04:50 -0700
  • Zuzana Price
    signed 2020-08-02 14:17:31 -0700
  • parisa greenland
    signed 2020-08-01 12:44:05 -0700
  • Cheree Wheaton
    signed 2020-07-24 16:41:57 -0700
  • Kaylee Bustillos
    signed 2020-07-23 21:44:14 -0700
  • Ernestine Key
    signed 2020-07-21 15:40:33 -0700
  • Michael Seda
    signed 2020-07-18 12:14:36 -0700
  • bahar esmaili
    signed 2020-07-16 13:04:24 -0700
  • Hilary Fritsch
    signed 2020-07-11 15:28:11 -0700
  • Kandice Saum
    signed 2020-07-09 15:46:46 -0700

Sign Our Petition Volunteer Find an Event