A Clinic Offers a Choice

When the 17-year-old pregnant high school student walked into the Reproductive Services clinic in San Antonio last July, it was to seek an abortion. Ordinarily she would have been turned away; the girl was more than 30 weeks pregnant, well past the clinic's 17-week cutoff point. This time, however, the counselors offered something different: the chance to put the baby up for adoption. Last Friday the girl's daughter Bethany, seven weeks old, became the first baby to be placed by the clinic with adoptive parents.

Reproductive Services, which operates abortion clinics in six cities in Texas and one in Oklahoma, has...