Abortion foe faces execution in Fla.
Paul Hill is scheduled to be executed in Florida Wednesday, still convinced that he was doing God’s work when he killed a doctor and an abortion clinic volunteer in Pensacola, Fla., in 1994. “The sooner I am executed … the sooner I am going to heaven,” Hill told reporters in a prison news conference Tuesday. “I expect a great reward in heaven. I am looking forward to glory. I don’t feel remorse. More people should act as I have acted.” Barring a stay, Hill, 49, will be the first person in the nation to be executed for murder related to anti-abortion extremism. Mainstream groups that oppose abortion have denounced violent activists such as Hill and Eric Rudolph, who is awaiting trial for a 1998 clinic bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed an off-duty police officer. But Hill has supporters who call him a hero. Full Story