Hot Topics: Why are people in the U.S. having fewer babies?

SAN FRANCISCO -- The fertility rate in the U.S. dropped to its lowest level in three decades.

The CDC just released new numbers.

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Only South Dakota and Utah had birth rates high enough to maintain their populations.

California ranked 40th.

There's two sides of the coin here.

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Is this a sign of success for contraception and falling teen birth rates, or is this just where we are as a society?

We discuss in today's Midday Live Hot Topics!

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