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SD has high rate of births outside wedlock

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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.

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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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