While politicians grapple with the issue of legislating for abortion in cases where a woman's life is at risk, the public -- and Savita's family -- deserve to know why she died.
The reaction of the health officials to date has lacked urgency.
The HSE and the Galway-Roscommon University Hospitals Group launched probes two weeks after her death and apparently after the case became public.
Such a response does not engender confidence.
An independent public inquiry should be ordered.
The full facts of this tragedy must be established.