New data released Friday revealed the number of women giving birth in the United States has hit a historic low, causing some to fear that the country is heading toward a “national emergency.”  The number of births compared to the year before fell 1 percent, bringing the fertility rate in the U.S. to 62 births per 1,000 women between the ages 15 and 44, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s provisional 2016 population data.The study found teenage

girls and women in their 20s were having fewer babies compared to before. The birthrate among women in their 30s and 40s showed an increase, though not enough to prevent an overall decline. The historic low has some experts fearing the nation is heading toward a “national emergency,” causing economic and cultural turmoil, The Washington Post reported. READ MORE