The Russian invasion has cemented the decision for many couples to opt out of having babies, in a country that struggled with incredibly low fertility rates long before the war.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp must testify before the Fulton County special grand jury, but he won't appear until after the midterms. Plus, DA Willis calls Sen. Lindsey Graham's attempt to avoid testifying "erroneous." Meanwhile, there's a declining birth rate in 123 Georgia counties.
For the sixth year in a row, the number of U.S. births fell in 2020, reaching the lowest level since 1979. The fertility rate remains "below replacement" — the level needed to compensate for deaths.