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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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Graciela Velasquez
Julia Lopez da Mota
Alice Watson
Lauren Webel
Henry Tun
Helen Billings
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Lauren Thurlow
Doug Tarquinio
Jim Sandford
Lamis Beshir
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Andrew Gerber
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Ricky James
Leone Hersh
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  • Graciela Velasquez
    signed 2021-02-26 11:12:07 -0800
  • Julia Lopez da Mota
    signed 2021-02-26 07:27:39 -0800
  • Alice Watson
    signed 2021-02-24 00:48:43 -0800
  • Lauren Webel
    signed 2021-02-18 16:48:16 -0800
  • Henry Tun
    signed 2021-02-17 03:36:26 -0800
  • Helen Billings
    signed 2021-02-16 11:49:00 -0800
  • Celia Bridges
    signed 2021-02-15 17:13:31 -0800
  • Lisa McBee
    signed 2021-02-13 13:42:42 -0800
  • Alan Nguyen
    signed 2021-02-12 15:05:49 -0800
  • lana lekopoy
    signed 2021-02-08 13:52:25 -0800
  • Lauren Thurlow
    signed 2021-02-02 22:52:45 -0800
  • Doug Tarquinio
    signed 2021-01-31 02:17:57 -0800
  • Jim Sandford
    signed 2021-01-22 10:58:10 -0800
  • Lamis Beshir
    signed 2021-01-17 13:54:49 -0800
  • Liza Gilbert
    signed 2021-01-15 15:54:35 -0800
  • Andrew Gerber
    signed 2021-01-14 13:43:30 -0800
  • Angela Madrid
    signed 2021-01-13 21:14:15 -0800
  • Taran Test
    signed 2021-01-12 01:53:43 -0800
  • dev test
    signed 2021-01-10 20:48:00 -0800
  • Ricky James
    signed 2021-01-06 05:03:22 -0800
  • Leone Hersh
    signed 2021-01-03 19:23:14 -0800
  • Erin Attal
    signed 2020-12-29 07:02:43 -0800
  • Avish Sharma
    signed 2020-12-27 21:50:27 -0800
  • Alexandra Capurso
    signed 2020-12-20 18:54:37 -0800
  • Claire Sharkey
    signed 2020-11-25 22:01:39 -0800
  • Deborah Pook
    signed 2020-11-03 10:48:19 -0800
  • Peggy Humphries
    signed 2020-10-31 08:01:19 -0700
  • zhwan karim aziz
    signed 2020-10-25 12:09:29 -0700
  • Trisha Chan
    signed 2020-10-10 09:50:59 -0700
  • Vilte Marcinkeviciute
    signed 2020-10-02 23:25:33 -0700

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