An abortionist in Serbia who had performed thousands of abortion procedures gave up his practice after having a dream about the babies he killed.
LifeNews.com reports on the miraculous conversion of former abortionist Stojan Adasevic. Adasevic worked as an abortion doctor in communist Serbia for 26 years, performing a staggering 48,000 abortions. He even helped abort children of his relatives.
The National Catholic Register recounts a dream that continually haunted Adasevic:
Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from four 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.”
The dream continued and a Thomas Aquinas, the ancient Christian theologian and priest, appeared to him. When Adasevic asked, “Who are these children?” Aquinas replied, “They are the ones you killed with your abortions.”
Adasevic was deeply shaken by the dream, but when he went into work the following day, his cousin was there with his pregnant girlfriend, asking him to perform an abortion for them.
Adasevic reluctantly agreed, still thinking of the dream. While he performed this abortion, however, something else happened that made it unavoidable for him to not face the truth.
“I grabbed something, crushed it a little, removed it, and threw it onto a cloth. I look, and I see a hand – quite a large hand. The child was 3, perhaps 4 months old. I had no tape to measure it.
… As I pull out the mess, thinking it will be bone fragments I lay it on the cloth, I look, and I see a human heart, contracting and expanding and beating, beating, beating. I thought I would go mad. I can see that the heartbeat is slowing, ever more slowly, and more slowly still, until it finally stops completely. Nobody could’ve seen what I had seen with my very own eyes, and be more convinced than I was — I had killed a human being.”
After this, Adasevic completely renounced his abortion practice and never performed another abortion. Although he faced financial consequences and societal pressures from Serbia’s communist regime, he remained firm in his conviction.
He is now involved in the pro-life movement in Serbia where he works to communicate the sanctity of life to others.
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Publication date: January 13, 2017