September 05, 2003


No wonder murderer Paul Hill wasn’t worried about his impending death:

It was previously assumed that the body released stress hormones in the final moments before death to deal with physical or psychological suffering.

But scientists have now discovered the hormones are secreted automatically to help cope with the deterioration of bodily functions -- meaning there is not necessarily any suffering at all.

We’ve all got a stake in this “pain-free death” deal, but I’d happily endure some temporary severe blinding agony just so the likes of Hill didn’t have it so easy.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 5, 2003 04:01 AM

Are those hormones secreted at the speed of electricity? Prolly not.

Posted by: BH at September 5, 2003 at 04:53 AM

Paul Hill is a martyr to the idea that life begins at conception. RIP

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at September 5, 2003 at 05:28 AM

Paul Hill was a hypocrite. The lives of the people he took were just as precious and valuable as the lives of the unborn. He seemed to view himself as some sort of martyr. He was very delusional.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at September 5, 2003 at 10:39 AM

How do you think his kids must feel? Having a nut-case murderer for a dad would be bad enough, but then having him executed so publically would be hell.

He deserves what he got but I do feel for the family who aren't insane killers. He probably thought he was setting a good example or some such sick shit.

Posted by: Jake D at September 5, 2003 at 11:36 AM

The unborn don't need no sicko murderer defending their rights.

You can almost smell a conspiracy theory here. Almost.

There was an identical case in Australia. Same sicko murderer, kangaroo loose in the top paddock, few snags short of a barbie. Made no sense at the trial.

He should have been topped too, but he's probably on day leave right this minute shopping for shoes in Ballarat with some dumb-ass 'guard'.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 5, 2003 at 12:50 PM

What this guy did was wrong and he deserves to be executed. That said, abortion is always wrong, too.

Hey...this post is the equivalent to "Of course I don't approve of terrorism, but Allah says..."

I'm off to the mosque to join up with the religion of peace...

Posted by: D at September 5, 2003 at 01:13 PM

Always wrong? What about in cases of rape?

Posted by: Andy at September 5, 2003 at 01:23 PM

If Hollywood ever makes a film about Paul Hill (don't hold your breath, although it may be the next project for Mel Gibson to seize upon to annoy those of Enlightened views), I nominate William H Macy to play him ...

Posted by: Uncle Milk at September 5, 2003 at 02:18 PM

So Paul Hill did what was right in his own eyes, even at the cost of someone else's blood. What part of Joshua 17:6 and 21:25 didn't this "former Presbyterian minister" understand?!

Posted by: Uncle Milk at September 5, 2003 at 02:22 PM

I forgot to mention the following fact in my previous post about the Australian abortion clinic psycho killer:

He shot dead the guard, a gentle giant whose name was Stephen Rogers.

And who left behind seven young children.

Anyone want to argue moral relativities?

Posted by: ilibcc at September 5, 2003 at 03:03 PM

Andy, there are many would argue (myself included) that rape is not grounds for killing an unborn baby.

Personally, I am for rape victims having access to the 'morning after' pill, as it prevents implantation from ever occuring.

Posted by: amy at September 6, 2003 at 03:00 AM

"Paul Hill is a martyr to the idea that life begins at conception."

And Mohammed Atta is a martyr to the idea that Allah's law should be universal. What's your point?


More like BIH, along with the other Murderers for God.

It's people like you that make me think that many Christian fundamentalists are about one step behind the Wahabbists.

Posted by: Dave S. at September 6, 2003 at 04:53 AM

Pro-life means that you think that EVERY life is sacred.

Posted by: magoo at September 7, 2003 at 01:30 AM