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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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Simone Reddy
Jennifer Block
Sylvia Lee
Chas Phelps
Kevin Mueller
Cherise McCrea
Forrest Norman
Richard Weiser DDS
Eric Coontz
Roger Price
Greg Larson
Rashmi Parmar
Scott Craig
Samuel Robson
Eshan Divit
Ross Macmillan
alexandra Nicole
Alice Wilde
Kailey Wesseler
guang yang
Michael Petrillo
Lenore Morrissey
Elise Ellicott
Zander Ford
Gabriela Milner
Zoe Marsden
Kirstie Kendrick
Nikki Macgillivray
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  • Simone Reddy
    signed 2018-01-17 15:28:54 -0800
  • Jennifer Block
    signed 2018-01-17 14:02:25 -0800
  • Sylvia Lee
    signed 2018-01-17 12:30:47 -0800
  • Chas Phelps
    signed 2018-01-17 12:26:39 -0800
  • Kevin Mueller
    signed 2018-01-17 12:26:00 -0800
  • Cherise McCrea
    signed 2018-01-17 12:12:32 -0800
  • Forrest Norman
    signed 2018-01-17 11:52:10 -0800
  • Richard Weiser DDS
    signed 2018-01-17 09:55:22 -0800
  • Eric Coontz
    signed 2018-01-17 09:52:41 -0800
  • Roger Price
    signed 2018-01-17 09:43:24 -0800
  • Greg Larson
    signed 2018-01-17 09:38:49 -0800
  • Rashmi Parmar
    signed 2018-01-17 08:41:49 -0800
  • Scott Craig
    signed 2018-01-17 08:29:57 -0800
  • Samuel Robson
    signed 2018-01-01 16:40:29 -0800
  • Eshan Divit
    signed 2017-12-28 16:33:38 -0800
  • Ross Macmillan
    signed 2017-12-28 12:33:07 -0800
  • alexandra Nicole
    signed 2017-12-28 10:25:56 -0800
  • Alice Wilde
    signed 2017-12-27 15:36:48 -0800
  • Kailey Wesseler
    signed 2017-12-12 13:24:15 -0800
  • guang yang
    signed 2017-12-11 08:22:10 -0800
  • Michael Petrillo
    signed 2017-12-07 09:55:45 -0800
  • Lenore Morrissey
    signed 2017-12-01 11:16:18 -0800
  • Elise Ellicott
    signed 2017-11-23 08:54:41 -0800
  • Zander Ford
    signed 2017-11-18 03:38:16 -0800
  • Adam Chard
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    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news http://www.righttogrow.org/petition?recruiter_id=163
  • 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

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