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In the news, a poor family gave up a kid

Poor people should assess their financials before giving birth so they don't have to make [such a painful decision/a painful decision like this]

1. Is the sentence correct?
2. Are both possible?
Thanks.
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I think they need to assess their financial situation before they make the decision to have the child - once you are in the "just before giving birth" phase, you're out of time.

Of course, birth control is much more available and relaible where I live than in other parts of the world, so my suggestion may be naive.
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Hi,

In the news, a poor family gave up a kid

Poor people should assess their financials before giving birth so they don't have to make [such a painful decision/a painful decision like this]

1. Is the sentence correct?
The mother, not the father or the family, gives birth.
Poor people should assess their financial situation before having a child so that they don't have to make [such a painful decision/a painful decision like this].

2. Are both possible? Yes.

Best wishes, Clive
Oh yes. Actually I debated if my words meant "the decision to have a child".

GG, just one question. Does birth control include abortion and morning after pills? If not, I don't understand your comment
Grammar GeekOf course, birth control is much more available and relaible where I live than in other parts of the world, so my suggestion may be naive.
No, I mean preventing pregnancy in first place. I suppose the morning-after bill could be called that, but I would NEVER call abortion "birth control."
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Sorry GG. I've read your comment several times and I still don't see how it relates to your suggestion. Could you please avoid using naive in your explanation because I don't feel comfortable with it. I'm trying to understand it. I may post a question about it if I can't get it after doing some research. Thanks.
Your original post said they should examine their financial situation before giving birth. I suggest that this type of review should take place well before that time. If you are about to give birth, you have obviously already made the decision to become pregnant in the first place. I suggested that a person should review finances and make sure she can afford to have a baby before a pregnancy ever occurs.

Then I added that where I live, we have the abilty to make decisions about whether to become pregnant in the first place beause we have readily available and very effective forms of pregnancy prevention. I should not assume that everywhere in the world, people have the abiltiy to make these same decisions. They may not have access to the same things I do.
That's a very conderate thought. Thanks, GG. I got it now.
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