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SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Declines in abortion and marriage rates in South Dakota may have contributed to high rate of babies being born to unwed women in the state, officials say.


New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 37.4 percent of South Dakota births in 2011 were outside wedlock -- the 19th-highest rate in the nation.

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