Stojan Adasevic, Another ‘champion of abortion’ becomes defender of life

CNA.com | Nov. 14, 2008

The Spanish daily “La Razon” has published an article on the pro-life conversion of a former “champion of abortion.” Stojan Adasevic, who performed 48,000 abortions, sometimes up to 35 per day, is now the most important pro-life leader in Serbia, after 26 years as the most renowned abortion doctor in the country.

“The medical textbooks of the Communist regime said abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue,” the newspaper reported. “Ultrasounds allowing the fetus to be seen did not arrive until the 80s, but they did not change his opinion. Nevertheless, he began to have nightmares.”

In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican genius saint. He didn’t recognize the name”

“Why don’t you ask me who these children are?” St. Thomas asked Adasevic in his dream.

“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,’ St. Thomas told him.

“Adasevic awoke in amazement and decided not to perform any more abortions,” the article stated.

“That same day a cousin came to the hospital with his four months-pregnant girlfriend, who wanted to get her ninth abortion—something quite frequent in the countries of the Soviet bloc. The doctor agreed. Instead of removing the fetus piece by piece, he decided to chop it up and remove it as a mass. However, the baby’s heart came out still beating. Adasevic realized then that he had killed a human being,”

After this experience, Adasevic “told the hospital he would no longer perform abortions. Never before had a doctor in Communist Yugoslavia refused to do so. They cut his salary in half, fired his daughter from her job, and did not allow his son to enter the university.”

After years of pressure and on the verge of giving up, he had another dream about St. Thomas.

“You are my good friend, keep going,’ the man in black and white told him. Adasevic became involved in the pro-life movement and was able to get Yugoslav television to air the film ‘The Silent Scream,’ by Doctor Bernard Nathanson, two times.”

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Comments

  1. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” for all of us. Even this courageous doctor. Praise the Lord!

  2. For those who oppose abortion, you might consider donating your time and/or money to groups like the PDHC which is primarily in central Ohio right now but may be considering expanding. They provide medical assistance and care to women who find themselves with unwanted pregnancies.

    PDHC has provided ultrasounds for clients since 1995. Ultrasound is now available at medical clinic facilities at four of the offices. The powerful truth of the ultrasound picture, the “window to the womb,” has resulted in many abortion-vulnerable clients choosing life for their babies.

    Since our inception, at least 3000 abortion-vulnerable women have chosen life for their children, and at least another 3000 who were struggling with an abortion decision decided to consider other options after visiting PDHC. Additionally, hundreds of women have been emotionally restored from a previous abortion decision through PDHC’s H.E.A.R.T. (Healing the Effects of Abortion Related Trauma) workshops.

  3. JamesK: May such people be blessed with much support and continued success! Thanks for the heads-up.