This piece by Ian Mulgrew is far better than I could have managed, and I applaud his courage in printing it. I expect he will now get the full weight of condemnation to hell from the "holier than thou" crowd.
There is an unrelated judgment from the Supreme Court that says "a liberal and humane criminal law cannot hold people to the strict obedience of laws in emergency situations where normal human instincts . . . overwhelmingly impel disobedience . . . such acts are still wrongful, but in the circumstances are excusable. Praise is indeed not bestowed, but pardon is."
You can help urge cabinet to make that decision -- visit Latimer's website at www.robertlatimer.net or sign the petition at www.freerobertlatimer.ca.
There is also a group on Facebook called Free Robert Latimer.
I can think of no better case for mercy.