In the wake of the national debate over the Terri Schiavo case, sales of living will software are surging, according to vendors across the nation. Nolo.com, the maker of WillMaker Plus 2005, said that sales of the living will software rose 63 percent after March 18 -- the day the feeding tube was removed from Ms. Shiavo. We've never seen sales like this," company spokesman Clark Miller told the Associated Press. "The living will has simply become a part of American consciousness in a way it hadn't been before." At tax-prep giant H&R Block, sales of its proprietary WillPower program jumped 95 percent last week, according to a representative for the Kansas City, Mo.-based company. The AP said that other living will vendors, such as Cosmi Corp. of Carson, Calif., and Chicago-based Socrates Media, also reported spikes in sales.
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