"How many new scandals must emerge before more substantive action is taken?" ask 159 scholars of law, medicine and bioethics in yesterday's MinnPost. "The university’s leaders have failed to take meaningful action and failed to restore trust. We therefore believe, like former Gov. Arne Carlson, that it is essential for the Minnesota Legislature to conduct public hearings as soon as possible."
It is hard to argue with that. So far, however, there have been no signals that the legislature is getting the message. If you support the call for legislative hearings, please contact your state representative and senator as soon as possible and make your voice heard, before the legislative sessions ends on May 18. As the scholars write in MinnPost:
"Minnesotans deserve to know how problems of such proportions were covered up for so long. They deserve to know why university officials stonewall requests for information. And most of all, they deserve to know whether and how many more research subjects have been mistreated, injured or died in psychiatric studies at University of Minnesota hospitals."