The Vermont Senate Tuesday turns to end-of-life
choices. As state senators debate a bill that would give patients with
less than six months to live the choice to end their lives with
doctor-prescribed drugs, Vermont has emerged as a key
battleground in the national debate over the issue.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with the executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance and an estate planning attorney about planning your own funeral and making a responsible choices for the end of life.
Planning for death: creating a will, trust and advance directive as well as deciding on how to be memorialized are some of the end of life decisions we discuss. Plus we look at a program that accepts venison donations to feed needy families. And we hear a Report from Afghanistan.