In memory of poet Patrick Kavanagh's witty wife
Although I favour Repeal of the Eighth, I have always avoided writing about abortion for two reasons.
First, I believe that only women can decide that fraught moral calculus. Second, I find men who obsess about women's wombs frankly creepy.
Accordingly, I will confine myself to an issue thrown up by both the abortion debate and Northern Ireland - the importance of historical memory - and finish with my own historical memory of Patrick Kavanagh's wife, Katherine Moloney.