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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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Vynci Law
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Ethan Arrell
James Bieneman
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Swetha Kannan
Alexander Illi
Sheila O’Hare
William Hoff
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Kelly Siebers
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  • Vynci Law
    signed 2020-03-31 06:52:11 -0700
  • Magdalena Dolejsova
    signed 2020-03-29 12:07:24 -0700
  • ctyr ptyr
    signed 2020-03-27 15:44:20 -0700
  • Tara Dougherty
    signed 2020-03-26 13:55:20 -0700
  • Elise
    signed 2020-03-15 10:40:10 -0700
  • Bronwynne Sove
    signed 2020-03-09 11:50:26 -0700
  • Salim Lalani
    signed 2020-03-08 10:03:26 -0700
  • Nasreen Lalani
    signed 2020-03-08 09:27:11 -0700
  • Brent Robinson
    signed 2020-03-04 04:34:41 -0800
  • Robert Folks
    signed 2020-03-01 16:43:06 -0800
  • Judith
    signed 2020-02-25 08:03:50 -0800
  • Ethan Arrell
    signed 2020-02-15 19:07:49 -0800
  • James Bieneman
    signed 2020-02-06 16:24:14 -0800
  • Jennifer Thangavelu
    signed 2020-02-05 10:07:22 -0800
  • Swetha Kannan
    signed 2020-02-04 08:58:58 -0800
  • Alexander Illi
    signed 2020-01-31 23:19:04 -0800
  • Sheila O’Hare
    signed 2020-01-30 14:08:41 -0800
  • William Hoff
    signed 2020-01-25 17:21:22 -0800
  • Drago Kragulj
    signed 2020-01-25 05:24:23 -0800
  • Boja Kragulj
    signed via 2020-01-24 17:36:21 -0800
  • carmen clauser
    signed 2020-01-24 16:22:47 -0800
  • Lorraine Duske
    signed 2020-01-17 17:58:14 -0800
  • Jeremy Marchand
    signed via 2020-01-15 17:55:39 -0800
  • Kimberly Elorriaga
    signed 2020-01-07 06:37:14 -0800
  • Enrico Bernasconi
    signed 2020-01-05 02:29:16 -0800
  • walker hill
    signed 2019-12-16 07:01:07 -0800
  • Haider Bassam
    signed 2019-12-14 01:59:25 -0800
  • Kelly Siebers
    signed 2019-12-08 11:50:57 -0800
  • Noam Rabbani
    signed 2019-12-07 15:26:43 -0800
  • Cynthia Pellusch
    signed 2019-12-04 17:39:08 -0800

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