Not IMO. What we seem to be talking about is parents and doctors choosing not to use life saving measures. And as far as my knowledge goes thats perfectly legal.
Do I think its right that the premature child is placed in a soiled linen closet until it passes? No. I think even if the child was not wanted someone be it a nurse or volunteer or whatever should be there until said child passes. I don't feel one should be forced into using life saving measures (and 1,000's in bills) if that is not what they want.
Public Law 107-207
Title 1, Chapter 1: Rules of Construction
''Person'', ''human being'', ''child'', and ''individual'' as including born-alive infant
(a) In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the words ''person'', ''human being'', ''child'', and ''individual'', shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.
(b) As used in this section, the term ''born alive'', with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being ''born alive'' as defined in this section.
I can't state this as fact because I don't know how the BAIPA works but it seems logical that once the birth mother refuses care for the baby that the baby would become a ward of the State and that the State would be responsible for any bills incurred in saving or attempting to save the baby's life.