Q&A: Would religious affiliation nullify testimony by an expert witness?

Question by Kell: Would religious affiliation nullify testimony by an expert witness?
Scenario: Arguments are being made at the Roe v. Wade trial. Wade brings in an embryologist as an expert witness. The opposing counsel objects because the respected embryologist is a pro-life Catholic who often writes articles refuting abortion.

Does the judge refuse to allow the embryologist to testify?

In other words – does an “expert witness” have to be irreligious?

Any clarification on this will be greatly appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by Enzo
He does not have to be irreligious as long as his beliefs did not get in the way of an accurate testimony. I doubt religious beliefs will get in the way

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  1. in this case a pro life catholic is REQUIRED to have the belief of the RC . even if his professional scientific knowledge would say that we do NOT know when a string of atoms or a clump of cells become a human

    that is precisely the problem. religious belief in contrast to biological science and law.

    Can a “christian scientist testify and say that blood transfusions do not save lives?

    an expert witness does NOT have to be irreligious, but MUST qualify as an “expert” by the standards of his profession

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