Sun Hudson was apparently certain to die, but was conscious. The hospital simply decided that it had better things to do than keeping the child alive, and the Texas courts upheld that decision after the penniless mother failed, during the 10-day window provided for by Texas law, to find another institution willing to take the child. Funny, this does not seem like a "culture of life" to me.
Flop - The US President, George Bush, has signed emergency legislation to prolong the life of a brain-damaged woman whose husband won the right to let her die. In an extraordinary intervention that has given strength to right-to-life groups, Congress rushed through a law to restore Terri Schiavo's feeding tube after a court ruled to remove it in accordance with her husband's wishes. Mr Bush cut short a holiday in Texas to sign the bill, allowing Mrs Schiavo's parents to apply to the Federal Court for her guardianship and keep her alive.
The case with Terri Schiavo appears to me nothing more than a disgusting political power play for the Bush administration to shore up the fanatical Christian base. The current polls show the majority of Americans (68% last I checked) believe that the husband should have the right to make the decision on whether or not to let her go. Looks like George's political capital is spent and he jumped the shark on this one.