According to the documentary “The First Hour” Adasevic had performed more than 550,000 abortions. He would convert and become a pro-life leader. In his own words:
“There were times when I used to carry out 20, 25, 30 or even 35 abortions every day. We used to work 5 days a week….
He describes one abortion:
I opened up the womb, tore the placenta, the birth waters flowed out and I got to work on the inside with my abortion forceps. 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 ½, perhaps 4 months old. I had no tape to measure it.
Someone had spilled some iodine on a part of the table and the hand fell in such a way that the nerve endings came in contact with the iodine. And what happened? I look and I say, “my God, the hand is moving by itself.” I nevertheless carry on with my forceps, and again catch something, crush it, and pull it out. I think to myself, “let it not be a leg.” I pull, and look. A leg. I want to put the leg on the table, carefully, so that it isn’t near the moving hand. As my arm falls, I hear a bang behind my back. I jumped, and automatically, my grip on the forceps loosened. At this very moment, the leg completed a somersault and fell next to the hand. I look – both hand and leg are moving by themselves. I nevertheless, once again, direct my instrument into the womb, and begin to crush everything inside. I think to myself that all I need to complete the picture is the heart. I continue to crush, and crush, and crush, and till I am sure that I have ground everything inside into a pulp, and once again pull out the forceps. 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 that I was that I had killed a human being.”
“They taught us and they taught us, told us that life began with the first cry. When a baby cries for the first time. That up to that moment a human being is like any other organ in a woman’s body. Like an appendix. The removal of an appendix from a mother’s body is not murder. Only a child that had been born, and had cried, could be killed. It hasn’t cried, then there can be no talk of murder. That is why, immediately after birth, children were taken, and their head’s submerged in a bucket of water. A child that would take in water instead of air. And would never cry. That was, therefore, not regarded as murder. Terrible, but that was how things were.”
A site here gives more info about Dr. Adasevic:
“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. But I began to have nightmares.
“I 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.”
“Why don’t you ask me who these children are?” St. Thomas asked me in my dream.
“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,’ St. Thomas told me.
“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. I agreed. Instead of removing the fetus piece by piece, I decided to chop it up and remove it as a mass. However, the baby’s heart came out still beating. I realized then that I had killed a human being,”
After this experience, I “told the hospital he would no longer perform abortions. Never before had a doctor in Communist Yugoslavia refused to do so. They cut my salary in half, fired my daughter from her job, and did not allow my son to enter the university.”
After years of pressure and on the verge of giving up, I another dream about St. Thomas.
“You are my good friend, keep going,’ the man in black and white told him. I 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.
Webmaster’s note; The changes in pronouns here are probably due to translation errors.
Also, Thomas Aquinas would be a strange figure to appear in an anti-abortion dream. Aquinas was not pro-life in the sense that he agreed with prolifers today. He did not did not believe life began at conception. He believed that the soul did not enter the baby until at least 40 days after conception (for a boy) and later for a girl. Prior to that, abortion was not wrong.
It is more likely that the abortionist’s dreams were not a visitation from a saint but rather a function of a subconcious mind that felt guilty.Share on Facebook