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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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Zander Ford
Gabriela Milner
Zoe Marsden
Kirstie Kendrick
Nikki Macgillivray
Tess Norris
Nancy Mullen
Rachel Smith RDH
shanzay amjad
shozab munir
Mark Huling
Heather Barnes
Robert Spainhour
Kim Kung
Noorma Amjad
Maria Donnelly
Maria Reyes
Bella Kavalerchik
Melissa Janeiro
Chris Zombek
Bridget O Connor
Shira Kirsh
Dana Hockenbury
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  • Zander Ford
    signed 2017-11-18 03:38:16 -0800
  • Adam Chard
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  • Gabriela Milner
    signed 2017-11-15 19:20:38 -0800
  • Zoe Marsden
    signed via 2017-11-10 12:27:28 -0800
  • Kirstie Kendrick
    signed via 2017-11-10 02:26:57 -0800
  • Nikki Macgillivray
    signed via 2017-11-09 20:49:44 -0800
  • Tess Norris
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-09 18:17:34 -0800
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  • Tess Norris
    signed 2017-11-09 18:16:12 -0800
  • Nancy Mullen
    signed 2017-11-04 13:50:15 -0700
  • Rachel Smith RDH
    signed 2017-11-02 09:43:06 -0700
  • shanzay amjad
    signed 2017-10-27 15:38:27 -0700
  • shozab munir
    signed 2017-10-27 15:30:59 -0700
  • Mark Huling
    signed 2017-10-25 10:33:39 -0700
  • Heather Barnes
    signed 2017-10-14 17:45:25 -0700
  • Robert Spainhour
    signed 2017-10-13 19:53:04 -0700
  • Kim Kung
    signed 2017-10-13 19:41:36 -0700
  • Noorma Amjad
    signed 2017-10-13 09:01:14 -0700
  • Ashburn Children's
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  • Maria Donnelly
    signed 2017-10-09 14:32:36 -0700
  • Mary Reyes
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-03 08:21:01 -0700
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  • Maria Reyes
    signed 2017-10-03 08:20:20 -0700
  • Bella Kavalerchik
    signed 2017-09-27 22:52:26 -0700
  • Melissa Janeiro
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  • 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

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