Xtra Insight: The Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg: Is tiller's Murder the Start of Right-Wing Revenge?
In March of this year, a jury here took just 45 minutes to acquit tiller of charges that he performed 19 illegal abortions.
Several antiabortion groups issued statements condemning tiller's slaying.
mid-14c., "stock of a crossbow," from Old French telier "stock of a crossbow" (c.1200), originally "weaver's beam," from Medieval Latin telarium, from Latin tela "web, loom," from PIE *teks-la-, from root *teks- "to weave" (see texture). Meaning "bar to turn the rudder of a boat" first recorded 1620s.