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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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Andrew Gerber
Chantelle Morin
Savannah Davidson
David Frey
Jason Hashem
Pete Nathe
David Lerner
Dagmara Ventresca
Denise Sieburg
James Easter
Kaylin Perotti
Angharad Waring
Kimberly Brunnemer
Sue Miller
Dr John A Garza
Mike Deldar
Sarah Ashburn
Erin Raabe
Lucas Deeter
Amy Linzer
Elizabeth Leonard
Kimberlee Dickerson
Martin Abelar
Tracey Hughes
Deborah Gerodimos
Deric Ikuta
S David Buck, DDS
Kathleen Carson
Daniel Avraham
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  • Andrew Gerber
    signed 2019-02-09 22:42:04 -0800
  • Chantelle Morin
    signed 2019-02-09 18:51:29 -0800
  • Savannah Davidson
    signed 2019-02-09 17:50:58 -0800
  • David Frey
    signed 2019-02-09 17:23:32 -0800
  • Jason Hashem
    signed via 2019-02-09 16:53:56 -0800
  • Pete Nathe
    signed via 2019-02-09 14:15:34 -0800
  • David Lerner
    signed via 2019-02-09 14:04:06 -0800
  • Dagmara Ventresca
    signed 2019-02-09 12:22:20 -0800
  • Denise Sieburg
    signed 2019-02-09 12:08:57 -0800
  • James Easter
    signed 2019-02-09 11:31:32 -0800
  • Kaylin Perotti
    signed 2019-02-09 10:26:09 -0800
  • Angharad Waring
    signed 2019-02-09 08:38:13 -0800
  • Kimberly Brunnemer
    signed 2019-02-09 08:08:27 -0800
  • Sue Miller
    signed 2019-02-09 08:07:08 -0800
  • Dr John A Garza
    signed 2019-02-09 07:56:51 -0800
  • Mike Deldar
    signed 2019-02-09 07:48:50 -0800
  • Sarah Ashburn
    signed 2019-02-08 20:43:13 -0800
  • Erin Raabe
    signed 2019-02-08 16:48:39 -0800
  • Lucas Deeter
    signed 2019-02-08 15:56:29 -0800
  • Amy Linzer
    signed 2019-02-08 14:35:34 -0800
  • Elizabeth Leonard
    signed 2019-02-08 13:51:14 -0800
  • Kimberlee Dickerson
    signed via 2019-02-08 11:44:12 -0800
  • Martin Abelar
    signed 2019-02-08 11:41:53 -0800
  • Tracey Hughes
    signed via 2019-02-08 04:01:51 -0800
  • Deborah Gerodimos
    signed via 2019-02-07 20:23:34 -0800
  • Deric Ikuta
    signed via 2019-02-07 19:44:45 -0800
  • S David Buck, DDS
    signed via 2019-02-07 19:40:42 -0800
  • Kathleen Carson
    signed 2019-02-07 15:46:19 -0800
  • Daniel Glayton
    @DGlayton tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-31 19:35:52 -0800
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news https://www.righttogrow.org/petition?recruiter_id=832
  • Daniel Avraham
    signed 2019-01-31 19:34:00 -0800

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