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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

Susanne Lederer
markus küstner
Juliane Vetter
Tasnim Ahmed
David M. Baker, DMD
Maureen Cotter
Kelley Richardson
Filip Kindl
Kayli Melendez
David Verbeeten
Erik Ramstedt
Mark Montgomery
Katie Gandy
Lee Sharp
Mary Ann Fitzsimmons
Robin Jungblut
Kathleen Fitzsimmons
Jerome Gildner DDS
Jacqueline Nguyen
Tabitha Strauss
Leanne Knox
Tim Fodor
Miranda Fodor
Kelvin Woo
Richard Tallon
john johnson
Sandraluz Gonzalez
Doug Smith
Christina Pierias
Meaghan Moos
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  • Susanne Lederer
    signed 2018-03-26 14:02:46 -0700
  • markus küstner
    signed 2018-03-26 12:59:05 -0700
  • Juliane Vetter
    signed 2018-03-26 12:14:26 -0700
  • Tasnim Ahmed
    signed 2018-03-24 21:19:30 -0700
  • David M. Baker, DMD
    signed 2018-03-24 18:34:02 -0700
  • Maureen Cotter
    signed 2018-03-19 17:30:19 -0700
  • Kelley Richardson
    signed 2018-03-18 17:46:20 -0700
  • Filip Kindl
    signed 2018-03-14 11:59:51 -0700
  • Kayli Melendez
    signed 2018-02-11 19:48:46 -0800
  • David Verbeeten
    signed 2018-02-11 05:32:07 -0800
  • Erik Ramstedt
    signed 2018-02-09 10:07:35 -0800
  • Mark Montgomery
    signed 2018-02-07 10:06:28 -0800
  • Katie Gandy
    signed 2018-02-06 12:27:35 -0800
  • Lee Sharp
    signed 2018-01-29 17:17:24 -0800
  • Mary Ann Fitzsimmons
    signed 2018-01-24 20:45:54 -0800
  • Robin Jungblut
    signed 2018-01-24 19:53:29 -0800
  • Kathleen Fitzsimmons
    signed 2018-01-24 07:19:40 -0800
  • Jerome Gildner DDS
    signed 2018-01-22 18:24:51 -0800
  • Jacqueline Nguyen
    signed 2018-01-22 17:35:37 -0800
  • Tabitha Strauss
    signed 2018-01-22 16:41:03 -0800
  • Leanne Knox
    signed 2018-01-22 13:57:16 -0800
  • Tim Fodor
    signed 2018-01-20 18:50:10 -0800
  • Miranda Fodor
    signed 2018-01-20 18:42:46 -0800
  • Kelvin Woo
    signed 2018-01-20 03:20:53 -0800
  • Richard Tallon
    signed 2018-01-19 06:37:49 -0800
  • john johnson
    signed 2018-01-19 05:14:07 -0800
  • Sandraluz Gonzalez
    signed 2018-01-18 17:44:14 -0800
  • Doug Smith
    signed 2018-01-18 04:05:05 -0800
  • Christina Pierias
    signed 2018-01-18 03:01:49 -0800
  • Meaghan Moos
    signed 2018-01-17 17:03:26 -0800

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