Politics & Government

June 1, 2009 7:26 AM

Abortion opponents expect political backlash from Tiller's shooting

The bullet that killed George Tiller on Sunday did what lawmakers, prosecutors and grassroots activists never could: end the career of the nation's most prominent abortion provider. But those who long fought against Tiller's work now worry Sunday's act of vigilantism will set back efforts to restrict abortion and will poison the debate — possibly for years.

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