PARIS, May 12 (LSN) – The American Journal of Public Health reported in its March issue on a new French study which indicates women who have had an abortion are 50% more likely to have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy later on. Further, women who have had more than one abortion face an increased risk of 90%. The study followed 1,955 subjects and was undertaken between 1988 and 1991.  The authors of the study note that in the past 20 years there has been a 300-400% increase in the number of tubal pregnancies in the developed countries. During the first trimester of pregnancy,  ectopic pregnancies account for the greatest number of maternal deaths. With the figures the study provides, it is estimated that some 12,000 ectopic pregnancies result from abortion each year in the US.  (Source: Randall K. O’Bannon, National Right to Life Director of Research)