In 1993, while most of his family was away at church, Robert Latimer took his 12-year-old daughter Tracy, disabled by cerebral palsy, out to the barn.
A lot of people are cheering the law enacted recently, which permits terminally ill people access to experimental drugs not yet approved by the FDA.
True, things go wrong with our bodies, with results that range from the tragic to the merely expensive or inconvenient.
The picture of life that biologist Scott Turner sketches in his recent book is remarkable, and not easy to fully take aboard in your mind.
Sometimes they show their true hands.