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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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Sarah Adrych
Sean Smith
Dixie DeFouw
John Forbes
Shaun
Ryan LaFauci
Michael Scott
Maria Eugenia Pacheco Velasquez
Sharon bennett
Renger Jonker
Kayla Keene
ben yew
Luc White
Dustin Kussmaul
Sigmund Rønneberg
Yasmin George
Johnathan Francis
Rosalie Edwards
mike leavy
Karen Leavy
Holly Alexine
Max
Amanda Allen
Marysa Glabman
Richard Campanella
Anthony Flynn
Trevor Thomas
jeyang Jau
steven campbell
Joe Morris
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  • Sarah Adrych
    signed 2018-10-10 03:35:34 -0700
  • Sean Smith
    signed 2018-10-09 18:50:10 -0700
  • Dixie DeFouw
    signed 2018-10-09 18:25:01 -0700
  • John Forbes
    signed 2018-10-09 17:35:15 -0700
  • Shaun
    signed 2018-10-09 17:02:13 -0700
  • Ryan LaFauci
    signed 2018-10-09 16:01:21 -0700
  • Michael Scott
    signed 2018-10-09 15:20:17 -0700
  • Maria Eugenia Pacheco Velasquez
    signed 2018-10-08 13:14:14 -0700
  • Sharon bennett
    signed 2018-10-03 12:30:22 -0700
  • Renger Jonker
    signed 2018-10-01 08:33:53 -0700
  • Kayla Keene
    signed 2018-09-28 11:59:16 -0700
  • ben yew
    signed 2018-09-28 09:39:21 -0700
  • Luc White
    signed 2018-09-23 11:38:35 -0700
  • Dustin Kussmaul
    signed 2018-09-23 04:19:21 -0700
  • Sigmund Rønneberg
    signed via 2018-09-20 12:57:40 -0700
  • Yasmin George
    signed 2018-09-19 15:58:09 -0700
  • Johnathan Francis
    signed 2018-08-28 04:10:17 -0700
  • Rosalie Edwards
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  • mike leavy
    signed via 2018-08-26 08:46:13 -0700
  • Karen Leavy
    signed 2018-08-26 07:56:59 -0700
  • Holly Alexine
    signed via 2018-08-26 01:07:50 -0700
  • Max
    signed 2018-08-15 18:58:54 -0700
  • Amanda Allen
    signed 2018-08-11 20:33:27 -0700
  • Marysa Glabman
    signed 2018-08-08 15:16:38 -0700
  • Richard Campanella
    signed 2018-08-02 10:07:11 -0700
  • Anthony Flynn
    signed 2018-07-30 08:43:03 -0700
  • Trevor Thomas
    signed 2018-07-22 16:02:43 -0700
  • jeyang Jau
    signed 2018-07-20 21:05:02 -0700
  • steven campbell
    signed 2018-07-19 03:44:43 -0700
  • Joe Morris
    signed 2018-07-19 01:41:24 -0700

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