It did so through the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018, signed into law on 20 December 2018. :58–59, In 2017, Arulkumaran commented that a significant contributing factor to Halappanavar's death was Ireland's restrictive abortion laws.
It identified three "Key Causal Factors" for the death: inadequate assessment and monitoring; failure to offer all management options to a patient; and non-adherence to clinical guidelines related to the prompt and effective management of sepsis. less than 24 weeks) including the management of miscarriage where there is prolonged rupture of the membranes.
This visit was widely reported by many news organizations ( here , here , here ).
 However at the time of Halappanavar's death, there was legal uncertainty regarding the precise circumstances in which this exception to preserve the life of the mother would apply in practice, as the matter had not yet been enacted in legislation. He said that an independent inquiry was needed, with experts from outside the country to establish the full circumstances. It was published with other White House photographs by several news organizations ( here , here ). 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These relate to timely and effective management of sepsis when it is diagnosed.:13. Additionally, it made three recommendations to address incidental factors.:13–18. The cause of death was recorded as … ", Prior to publication of the reports, the Minister for Health, James Reilly, said that the public must not pre-judge the situation and further said that he was awaiting the results of the investigations, adding he had no evidence to suggest a so-called "Catholic ethos" at the University Hospital that prevented Halappanavar's life from being saved by a medical termination.