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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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Amy Linzer
Elizabeth Leonard
Kimberlee Dickerson
Martin Abelar
Tracey Hughes
Deborah Gerodimos
Deric Ikuta
S David Buck, DDS
Kathleen Carson
Daniel Avraham
Sebastian Kayne
Hamish Snodgrass
Kimberly Santiago
Catherine Grimshaw
Paul Blissenbach
David Wood
Phu Tran
Dalanna Hanson
colleen obrien
Colleen Watson
lee papo
Anonymous
Natascha Meyer
Andi Wise
Merrily Sandford
Konrad Adamski
Danielle Scott
Blair Sumpter
Nikol
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  • 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
  • Sebastian Kayne
    signed 2019-01-30 12:19:46 -0800
  • Hamish Snodgrass
    signed 2019-01-30 12:17:35 -0800
  • Kimberly Santiago
    signed 2019-01-24 06:36:51 -0800
  • Catherine Grimshaw
    signed 2019-01-19 00:08:15 -0800
  • Paul Blissenbach
    signed 2019-01-16 18:10:26 -0800
  • David Wood
    signed 2019-01-11 12:53:59 -0800
  • Phu Tran
    signed 2019-01-11 12:23:25 -0800
  • Dalanna Hanson
    signed 2019-01-09 05:52:49 -0800
  • colleen obrien
    signed 2018-12-26 14:04:41 -0800
  • Colleen Watson
    signed 2018-12-26 05:57:43 -0800
  • lee papo
    signed 2018-12-24 19:28:16 -0800
  • Anonymous
    signed 2018-12-20 17:57:10 -0800
  • Natascha Meyer
    signed 2018-12-19 04:58:04 -0800
  • Andi Wise
    signed 2018-12-14 13:31:41 -0800
  • Merrily Sandford
    signed 2018-12-14 10:17:34 -0800
  • Konrad Adamski
    signed 2018-12-12 19:33:30 -0800
  • Danielle Scott
    signed 2018-12-07 11:37:37 -0800
  • Blair Sumpter
    signed 2018-12-01 12:18:18 -0800
  • Nikol
    signed 2018-11-29 13:18:00 -0800

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