HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ A clinic that is denying or delaying abortions for women who don't agree with its pro-choice philosophy has aroused the ire of some feminists but praise from others who say it exposes double standards.

At least two women seeking abortions initially were turned away from the Allentown Women's Center because they did not believe abortion should be legal. Both women eventually were given abortions. One had changed her mind, and the second woman agreed not to make negative comments about her abortion.

The clinic also demands that women sign a document in which they waive their right to confidentiality if they declare they were exploited by the experience.

''If a woman tells us she does not think abortion should be legal .. we tell her we cannot provide an abortion for her,'' said Sylvia Stengle, the clinic director. ''When they find themselves in that position, they have a moral change or think they are a special case. We send them away to think about it.''

Molly Yard, president of the National Organization for Women, said the policy contradicts the premise of choice.

''It seems to me (women) have a constitutional right and that's what our whole pro-choice movement is based on,'' Ms. Yard said. ''Why are they even asking that question? I've never heard of such a thing.''

David J. Andrews, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, faulted the clinic for acting like its anti-abortion counterparts.

''To hold (women) hostage because of any political belief is reprehensible,'' Andrews said. ''To create a litmus test as a requirement to their clinic is really resorting to our opponents' way of doing things.''

Ms. Stengle and other clinic directors said it's frustrating to deal with women who believe abortion is wrong but insist on their narrow right to the procedure.

Myra South, of the Missouri chapter of the National Organization for Women, said she was ''delighted'' with Ms. Stengle for exposing hypocrisy.

''They want to come through the back door. They think they are better than some women,'' she said.

Dr. Robert Blomberg, regional director of Planned Parenthood for 15 western states, said providing health care should supercede political divisiveness.

Ideally, a woman requesting an abortion would respect other women's rights, but ''I would hope that's not a litmus test for providing care,'' he said.

Ms. Stengle said abortion rights are in political jeopardy, so it's hard for her staff to be supportive of anti-abortion patients.

She said 15 of every 100 patients are opposed to abortion. One in every hundred believes that the procedure should not be legal, she said.

Sue Roselle, executive director of Women's Health Services in Pittsburgh, said she also agrees with Ms. Stengle's policy. She said there are cases in which anti-abortionists go to clinics for abortions and afterward ''will be right back on the picket line.''

''Why do we have to serve everybody that comes to our door? We have freedom of choice as providers,'' she said.