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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

Barry Raphael
Thomas Sims, DDS
Marisa Santos
Mark E
Peter Into
Amber Forsythe
Kate Egerton
Rodney Merritt
Anna Deck
Patricia Foerg
Amparo David
Jimmy Chan
Madeson Basie
Stephen Bray
Kent Stringham
Sophie Claassen
Kerry Willis
Steve Gold
kelsey Latta
Mick Green
Shane Green
Brice Bowhay
Paul Naccarato
Angela Naccarato
Feruza Kaharova
Victor Avis
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  • Barry Raphael
    signed 2017-02-07 16:50:30 -0800
  • Thomas Sims, DDS
    signed 2017-02-06 10:28:39 -0800
  • Marisa Santos
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-05 11:03:41 -0800
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Marisa Santos
    signed 2017-02-05 11:03:14 -0800
  • Mark E
    signed 2017-02-04 05:18:27 -0800
  • Peter Into
    signed 2017-02-04 00:55:01 -0800
  • Amber Forsythe
    signed 2017-01-25 09:57:50 -0800
  • Kate Egerton
    signed 2017-01-10 13:49:20 -0800
  • Rodney Merritt
    signed 2017-01-10 13:46:35 -0800
  • Anna Deck
    signed 2017-01-10 12:24:39 -0800
  • Patricia Foerg
    signed 2017-01-08 16:09:01 -0800
  • Amparo David
    signed 2016-12-02 12:40:43 -0800
  • Jimmy Chan
    signed 2016-11-16 09:07:50 -0800
  • Madeson Basie
    signed 2016-11-08 00:30:22 -0800
  • Stephen Bray
    signed 2016-11-06 10:51:06 -0800
  • Kent Stringham
    signed 2016-11-05 12:22:24 -0700
  • Sophie Claassen
    signed 2016-10-30 13:43:07 -0700
  • Kerry AndMuzz
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-28 22:44:58 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Kerry Willis
    signed 2016-10-28 22:44:18 -0700
  • Steve Gold
    signed 2016-09-27 18:52:35 -0700
  • kelsey Latta
    signed 2016-07-22 19:19:29 -0700
  • Mick Green
    signed via 2016-07-11 09:46:10 -0700
  • Shane Green
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-11 08:47:30 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Shane Green
    signed 2016-07-11 08:45:25 -0700
  • Brice Bowhay
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-11 12:21:04 -0700
    Sign the petition, help us to protect our kids from the harmful effects of growth restriction #health #kids #news
  • Brice Bowhay
    signed 2016-06-11 11:58:13 -0700
  • Paul Naccarato
    signed 2016-06-07 17:58:31 -0700
  • Angela Naccarato
    signed 2016-06-04 18:45:22 -0700
  • Feruza Kaharova
    signed 2016-05-31 06:16:58 -0700
  • Victor Avis
    signed 2016-04-12 18:38:24 -0700

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