MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Catholic school children will not have any more field trips to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The center conducts embryonic stem cell research.
According to a Wisconsin State Journal article, the diocese says the research runs counter to Catholic teachings on the sanctity of human life. The decision was made Thursday, September 5th.
Superintendent of Catholic schools Michael Lancaster says the decision affects about 7,400 children and 44 schools; however, a handful of schools had been taking students to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Catholic theologian Peter Hess criticized the decision saying educators should use controversial issues as teachable moments, not shrink away from them.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a public-private research center on the UW-Madison campus.
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