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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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Maria Reyes
Bella Kavalerchik
Melissa Janeiro
Chris Zombek
Bridget O Connor
Shira Kirsh
Dana Hockenbury
Michella Rasmijn
Janelle Hoxie
Lulu Yan
Evelyn Lee
Mark Hodge
Kristen Shafer
Vasilis Hristidis
Eugene Sambataro
Meeta Chauhan
Joseph Yousefian
Justin Shovan
Eva Maria
Norma Jassim
Kellie Sheehan
Brook Castrejon Solis
Jessica Kelcey
Vanessa Amatyleon
Katherine Turner
Niclas Henschen
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  • Mary Reyes
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-03 08:21:01 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Maria Reyes
    signed 2017-10-03 08:20:20 -0700
  • Bella Kavalerchik
    signed 2017-09-27 22:52:26 -0700
  • Melissa Janeiro
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-27 18:37:31 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Melissa Janeiro
    signed 2017-09-27 18:34:04 -0700
  • Chris Zombek
    signed 2017-09-27 16:01:34 -0700
  • Bridget O Connor
    signed 2017-09-27 15:20:10 -0700
  • Shira Kirsh
    signed 2017-09-27 12:37:45 -0700
  • Dana Hockenbury
    signed 2017-09-27 06:36:13 -0700
  • Michella Rasmijn
    signed 2017-09-14 03:05:36 -0700
  • Janelle Hoxie
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-28 09:29:15 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Janelle Hoxie
    signed 2017-08-28 09:28:33 -0700
  • Lulu Yan
    signed 2017-08-13 01:57:21 -0700
  • Evelyn Lee
    signed 2017-08-13 01:57:13 -0700
  • Mark Hodge
    signed 2017-08-12 14:49:42 -0700
  • Kristen Shafer
    signed 2017-08-11 16:59:38 -0700
  • Vasilis Hristidis
    signed 2017-08-11 15:31:17 -0700
  • Eugene Sambataro
    signed 2017-08-11 11:18:31 -0700
  • Meeta Chauhan
    signed 2017-08-05 17:20:16 -0700
  • Joseph Yousefian
    signed via 2017-07-31 10:14:36 -0700
  • Justin Shovan
    signed 2017-07-29 19:58:07 -0700
  • Eva Maria
    signed 2017-07-14 00:33:19 -0700
  • Norma Jassim
    signed 2017-07-09 15:47:02 -0700
  • Kellie Sheehan
    signed via 2017-07-07 11:52:25 -0700
  • Brook Castrejon Solis
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-07 11:25:18 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Brook Castrejon Solis
    signed 2017-07-07 11:24:31 -0700
  • Jessica Kelcey
    signed 2017-06-24 07:31:31 -0700
  • Vanessa Amatyleon
    signed 2017-06-09 16:12:42 -0700
  • Katherine Turner
    signed 2017-06-05 19:54:16 -0700
  • Niclas Henschen
    signed 2017-06-04 14:25:02 -0700

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