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Everyone knows that South Dakota voters overturned a ban on abortion approved by lawmakers earlier this year. That doesn't make the procedure popular in the state, of course.
South Dakota has only one abortion clinic and generally has among the lowest abortion rates per capita in the nation. What's more, the state health department has just reported that abortions dropped in 2005 for the fourth consecutive year.
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