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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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Deny Antunez
Lesa Rodriguez
Amy Benjamin
Victoria Wilde
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Peter Porazik
Declan Edmonds
Maitry Shah
Prashant Athale
Jorge Mercado
Kana Ruth
Franziska Altmann
Rubí Velarde
Angela Dalmolin
Dr Bernard Lynch, DMD, FAGD, LVIF
Caryn Belafsky
Alexandra Gomez
Helen Lee
Hannah Wakefield
John Sullivan
Maeve Palmer
Vynci Law
Magdalena Dolejsova
ctyr ptyr
Tara Dougherty
Elise
Bronwynne Sove
Salim Lalani
Nasreen Lalani
Brent Robinson
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  • Deny Antunez
    signed 2020-06-11 17:23:41 -0700
  • Lesa Rodriguez
    signed 2020-06-11 16:56:52 -0700
  • Amy Benjamin
    signed 2020-06-11 16:45:05 -0700
  • Victoria Wilde
    signed 2020-05-30 19:12:00 -0700
  • :ꔷ)
    signed 2020-05-26 22:57:45 -0700
  • Peter Porazik
    signed 2020-05-24 13:51:22 -0700
  • Declan Edmonds
    signed 2020-05-23 07:21:08 -0700
  • Maitry Shah
    signed 2020-05-22 23:18:03 -0700
  • Prashant Athale
    signed 2020-05-22 12:37:45 -0700
  • Jorge Mercado
    signed 2020-05-21 13:02:55 -0700
  • Kana Ruth
    signed 2020-05-14 02:28:40 -0700
  • Franziska Altmann
    signed 2020-05-11 10:10:37 -0700
  • Rubí Velarde
    signed via 2020-05-06 14:13:53 -0700
  • Angela Dalmolin
    signed 2020-04-27 17:54:34 -0700
  • Dr Bernard Lynch, DMD, FAGD, LVIF
    signed 2020-04-16 08:29:36 -0700
  • Caryn Belafsky
    signed 2020-04-09 20:26:16 -0700
  • Alexandra Gomez
    signed 2020-04-07 04:00:43 -0700
  • Helen Lee
    signed 2020-04-05 12:22:01 -0700
  • Hannah Wakefield
    signed 2020-04-03 17:38:04 -0700
  • John Sullivan
    signed 2020-04-02 19:20:13 -0700
  • Maeve Palmer
    signed 2020-04-01 20:07:08 -0700
  • 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

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