The Irish Family Planning Association is Ireland's “leading sexual health charity” which “provides sexual health, family planning, pregnancy counselling and training services,” according to its website. More accurately, however, it is a pro-choice organization that likes to suggest having an abortion is no different than getting your tonsils removed.
Perhaps because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I’ve found myself re-reading Edmund Burke and Conor Cruise O’Brien — and drinking Irish whiskey. I first became acquainted with these three sources of stimulation back in 1978. That was also my first brush with terrorism.