Laura’s Law Legislative Activity AND “Asking For A Child” in Post War Northern Vietnam

Carla Jacobs: Mental Health advocate; co-chair of the Lanterman, Petris, Short Act; and board member of the national Treatment Advocacy Center returns to AAL for updates on both Prop 63 (Mental Health Services Act-MHSA) and Laura’s Law in California. SB 664, SB 585, AB 1265 AB 1367 all are worthy bills for constituents to contact their representatives to support. Information on more developments is available at The tip line for MHSA expenditure abuses is 916-445-0255 x446. Harriet Phinney, Seattle University Professor of Anthropology talks about her research on women in Northern Vietnam who took up reproduction on their own terms. ” Reconfiguring Reproductive Space, Asking for A Child,” is one of her extensive publications. The path of her research was guided by the locals in that Vietnamese region, who considered the particular and pragmatic circumstances pertaining to the “xin con” phenomenon worthy of her investigation.    Laura’s Law Legislative Activity AND Asking For A Child in Post War Northern Vietnam