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Slaying hinders abortion foes' focus on Sotomayor pick

They fear death hurts credibility

The Rev. Patrick Mahoney (center) of the Christian Defense Coalition condemned the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller at news conference yesterday in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Patrick Mahoney (center) of the Christian Defense Coalition condemned the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller at news conference yesterday in Washington, D.C. (Brendan Hoffman/ Getty Images)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / June 2, 2009

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WASHINGTON - The slaying of a Kansas abortion provider is further frustrating efforts by abortion foes to derail the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, as leaders of a divided movement struggle to turn attention away from the deadly attack and back on to Sotomayor. (Full article: 784 words)

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