I am very firmly in the pro-choice camp. I also think that this father is making the right choice. link to article
I would hope that if I slipped into an irreversible coma, was likely to die soon, and was 17 weeks pregnant, my family would do the same and do all that they could (medically and spiritually) to keep me alive until the child could be delivered safely.
Cynic alert: I bet congress ignores this story altogether.