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    Does "having the decision made for them" mean...

    Does "having the decision made for them" mean "letting other people to make the decision for them (the persons)?"

    Plus, does "the option" mean "to have children or to have no children"?

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    Within this greater context of fertility, it is possible to understand that even for persons who have long decided not to have children, or are much too old to do so, being deprived of the option and having the decision made for them may involve a deep sense of loss, anger, confusion, and yearning that is beyond intellectual reasoning.

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    Re: Does "having the decision made for them" mean...

    If someone is simply too old to have children, then the decision has been made for them (by human nature). It need not be that they "let" some "other people" make the decision.

    No, "the option" is to have children. An infertile person still does not have that option.

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    Re: Does "having the decision made for them" mean...

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If someone is simply too old to have children, then the decision has been made for them (by human nature). It need not be that they "let" some "other people" make the decision.

    No, "the option" is to have children. An infertile person still does not have that option.

    Thank you.

    Does " a deep sense of loss, anger, confusion, and yearning that is beyond intellectual reasoning." mean "it is impossible that you can use method of intellectual reasoning to understand the deep sense of loss, anger, confusion and yearning"?

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    Re: Does "having the decision made for them" mean...

    Yes.

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