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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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Courtenay Gordon
Lisa Dureault
Doris Ferres
Angela Gabriel
Martin Gorman
Emily Urban
Trina Mccartney
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Kevin McCurry
andrea Robinson
Daniela Sever
Jill Taylor
Daniel Green
Dean Rye
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
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  • Courtenay Gordon
    signed 2019-03-29 23:29:38 -0700
  • Lisa Dureault
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  • Doris Ferres
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  • Angela Gabriel
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  • Martin Gorman
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  • Emily Urban
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  • Trina Mccartney
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  • lisa marie samaha
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  • Kevin McCurry
    signed 2019-02-12 11:39:26 -0800
  • andrea Robinson
    signed 2019-02-12 06:49:26 -0800
  • Daniela Sever
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  • Jill Taylor
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  • Daniel Green
    signed 2019-02-10 16:27:10 -0800
  • Dean Rye
    signed 2019-02-10 06:26:57 -0800
  • Andrew Gerber
    signed 2019-02-09 22:42:04 -0800
  • Chantelle Morin
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  • Savannah Davidson
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  • David Frey
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  • Jason Hashem
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  • Pete Nathe
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  • David Lerner
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  • Dagmara Ventresca
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  • Denise Sieburg
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  • James Easter
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  • Kaylin Perotti
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  • Angharad Waring
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  • Kimberly Brunnemer
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  • 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

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