Nightmares and dreams about children plagued Stojan Adasevic for years while he worked as an abortionist for communist Serbia.
In 26 years, Stojan aborted approximately 48,000 unborn children, including his own relatives. According to his communist country, however, he only was removing blobs of tissue.
The National Catholic Register reports Stojan had a conversion experience, partially as a result of his dreams, and he now is one of the strongest advocates for unborn babies’ lives in Eastern Europe.
Here’s more from the report:
In describing his conversion to La Razon, 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.
One night Stojan asked the man in black and white in his frightening dream as to his identity.
“My name is Thomas Aquinas,” he responded. Stojan, educated in communist schools that pushed atheism instead of real learning, didn’t recognize the Dominican saint’s name.
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Stojan asked the nightly visitor, “Who are these children?”
“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,” St. Thomas told him bluntly and without preamble.
Stojan awoke in shock and fear. He decided he would refuse to participate in any more abortions.
His resolve was difficult to follow the next day when he went into work. Stojan said one of his cousins came to the hospital with his pregnant girlfriend. They wanted an abortion, and he reluctantly agreed, according to the report.
The experience was horrifying. In the documentary “The First Hour,” he described what happened:
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.
The experience left Stojan so shocked that he immediately told the hospital that he would never do another abortion.
Because he was living in a communist country, Stojan’s convictions caused problems for himself and his family. According to the Register, the government cut his salary in half, fired his daughter from her job and refused to let his son attend college.
It was another dream from St. Thomas Aquinas that encouraged Stojan not to give up his new commitment to protecting life. In the dream, he said the saint reassured him and inspired him to persevere.
Stojan quickly became involved in the pro-life movement in his country — work that he continues to this day, the Register reports. He has shared his story and the truth about unborn babies’ lives to people all across Eastern Europe through TV, newspapers and other outlets, according to the report.