More people are deciding not to have children. According to a 2021 survey from Pew Research Center, about 44% of people ages 18 to 49 say it’s not too likely or not at all likely that they’ll have children, and 74% of parents say they are not likely to add another child to their lives.

If the birth rate declines, will that have a positive or negative impact on society? 

Dr. Britt Wray, author of Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis, fertility expert Dr. Daniel Potter, and Les Knight, founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, join Dr. Phil on Tuesday’s episode, “Procreation Debate: Is it Smart to Have Children?” In the video above, they share their thoughts on what the declining birth rate means for the future of society.

On Tuesday, Dr. Phil and his panel of guests discuss whether it’s “smart” to procreate -- and if the government should be involved in population regulation. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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