[11.25.08] Once known as the best abortionist in Belgrade, Serbia, having performed at least 48,000 abortions, Stojan Adasevic now says abortion is “satanic” and has become one of the nation’s most active pro-life advocates.
Adasevic says that though his mother tried to abort him, he’d never thought of abortion as murder until he began having daily reoccurring dreams about the children that he aborted.
“It was a long time before I grasped the fact that a child in the mother’s womb is a living person, not from the time it draws its first breath, as the communist professors taught us, but from the instant the human embryo is formed,” he told Love One Another magazine.
For months he envisioned himself watching young people between the ages of 3 and 20 running and playing in a heaven-like utopia. Though he said the oasis was serene, he said he’d routinely feel anxious and would awake each night screaming with horror.
He sought both medical and psychological treatment to try to stop the dreams, but they continued nonstop for months. He soon realized that not only were these the children he terminated, but that the 20-year-old was his son, whom he aborted when his wife was three months pregnant.
“I saw without seeing,” he said to the magazine. “Everything changed after I started having the dreams.”
After a botched abortion in which Adasevic removed the beating heart of an aborted baby, he decided to never terminate another pregnancy.
Since his last abortion Adasevic has been instrumental in the nation’s anti-abortion movement. He succeeded twice in having state television air “The Silent Scream,” a harrowing recording of an actual abortion.
Abortion is legal in Serbia up until the baby takes its first breath. Gynecological students are taught that aborting a baby is no different than removing an appendix.
Adasevic also travels across his country lecturing on the detriments of abortion and fighting to pass laws to protect the unborn.
“This is a real war, waged by the born upon the unborn,” he told Love One Another. “In this war I have crossed the front several times: first as an unborn child condemned to die, then as abortionist myself, and now as a pro-life apostle.”