What is the Latimer case all about? First and foremost it is about Tracy Latimer, a young Saskatchewan girl severely disabled with cerebral palsy who was intentionally killed by her father, Robert. It is also about her family who loved her and suffered with her. The killing of Tracy by her father has been characterized as everything from premeditated criminal murder to “compassionate killing” or mercy killing. But the case has far broader implications that one cannot ignore. It is a case that raises one of the most fundamental ethical issues in society: who, if anyone, controls how we live and die?