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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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Who's signing

GIgi Gilbert
Victoria Wright
Lisa Miraglia
Ayaz Virani
Paula Kiehl
Ljiljana Hinton
Joseph Shidiac
Jacob Hischier
Austin Fox
Lisa Davicioni
Kris Sciba
supawut pibuldhanapatana
Sara Kleinman
Sandi Brockway
Nick Theodoropoulos
Sean Seale
Andrei Pozolotin
Tricia Orness
Kristen Ayres
Raluca Popa
Sara Conway RN
David Porter
sandor hites
Chris Poulin
James Kennedy
Sebastian Stępniewski
Amani Obeid
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  • GIgi Gilbert
    signed 2017-06-04 09:34:01 -0700
  • Victoria Wright
    signed 2017-06-02 10:34:08 -0700
  • Lisa Miraglia
    signed 2017-05-26 14:17:06 -0700
  • Ayaz Virani
    signed 2017-05-23 15:04:45 -0700
  • Paula Kiehl
    signed 2017-05-11 04:59:42 -0700
  • Ljiljana Hinton
    signed 2017-05-10 18:24:36 -0700
  • Joseph Shidiac
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-09 15:00:48 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Joseph Shidiac
    signed 2017-05-09 14:53:41 -0700
  • Jacob Hischier
    signed 2017-05-08 23:59:05 -0700
  • Austin Fox
    signed 2017-05-08 15:41:31 -0700
  • Lisa Davicioni
    signed 2017-04-30 22:02:33 -0700
  • Kris Sciba
    signed 2017-04-30 16:23:40 -0700
  • supawut pibuldhanapatana
    signed 2017-04-23 18:08:39 -0700
  • Sara Kleinman
    signed 2017-04-20 05:50:19 -0700
  • Sandi Brockway
    signed 2017-04-12 14:37:25 -0700
  • Nick Theodoropoulos
    signed 2017-04-12 00:44:33 -0700
  • Sean Seale
    signed 2017-04-08 04:29:30 -0700
  • Andrei Pozolotin
    signed 2017-04-01 19:46:20 -0700
  • Tricia Orness
    signed via 2017-03-27 21:17:22 -0700
  • Kristen Marshall Ayres
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-27 17:05:57 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Kristen Ayres
    signed 2017-03-27 17:04:37 -0700
  • Raluca Popa
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-24 04:50:07 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Raluca Popa
    signed 2017-03-24 04:49:07 -0700
  • Sara Conway RN
    signed 2017-03-22 12:05:05 -0700
  • David Porter
    signed 2017-03-21 08:20:57 -0700
  • sandor hites
    signed 2017-03-12 14:20:34 -0700
  • Chris Poulin
    signed 2017-02-24 02:49:27 -0800
  • James Kennedy
    signed 2017-02-21 15:51:57 -0800
  • Sebastian Stępniewski
    signed 2017-02-10 22:10:45 -0800
  • Amani Obeid
    signed 2017-02-07 20:52:20 -0800

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