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Article 3

Dear Friends,

An amazing story was recently printed in the newspaper, The Catholic Register.  It relates the story of the conversion of an abortionist.  Stojan Adasevic estimates that he had killed up to 48,000 children in 26 years in Serbia, sometimes 35 per day.   He states that even with the arrival of Ultrasound in the 1980’s he still refused to stop abortions.  That’s when he began to have nightmares.

The paper quotes him saying that he “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. 

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.”

The article goes on to relate how that very day his cousin brought in his girlfriend to abort their 4 month old child.  He reluctantly agreed and in the procedure the little heart came out still beating.  The article continues, “It was then that Dr. Adasevic realized that he had indeed killed a human being.  Stojan immediately notified his hospital that he would no longer perform abortions.  No physician in communist Yugoslavia had ever before refused to perform an abortion.  The hospital and government’s reaction was swift and severe.

His salary was cut in half and his daughter was immediately fired from her job.  In addition, Stojan’s son wasn’t allowed to matriculate into the state university.  After many years of surviving the many privations orchestrated by pro-abortion/pro-death fundamentalist atheist government, Stojan was about to buckle under the pressure and give into its demands.

Fortunately, Stojan had another dream about St. Thomas.  St. Thomas assured Stojan of his friendship and Stojan was in turn inspired.  The physician became involved in the pro-life movement in Yugoslavia. In fact, he was able to get the state-run Yugoslav television station to twice broadcast Bernard Nathanson's anti-abortion film The Silent Scream.”  He has told of his anti-abortion stance and his reversion to the Orthodox faith of his childhood to newspapers and television stations throughout Eastern Europe.

During Right to Life month let us remember the little ones.  Let us pray for those who do them harm and a day when the most innocent of us will be valued as our greatest treasure.  Fr Al