The miraculous story of an atheist doctor who quit performing abortions after a visit from St. Thomas Aquinas

An abortionist abruptly quit performing abortions after he encountered St. Thomas Aquinas in a dream. He has since become an active pro-life voice, working to outweigh the crimes he once committed.

In his dreams, he saw a field full of beautiful children, playing. As he approached them, they would stop and cringe in fear, then run away. Watching him was a man dressed in black, wearing a white habit. At first, the nightmares did not make any sense, but they kept occurring.

This was the nightly vision of Serbian abortionist, Stojan Adasevic, who worked as an abortion doctor in Communist Yugoslavia. He estimates he performed as many as 48,000 abortions during his career, sometimes as many as 35 per day. The communist regime taught him the baby was just a mass of tissue.

Each day, Stojan would perform several abortions, and at night he would walk through the field with children. Every time, the children would run away from him as the mysterious man watched.

Eventually, he managed to approach the mysterious man and asked whom he was.

“My name is Thomas Aquinas.”

Stojan did not recognize the name because he was a lifelong atheist.

The doctor asked, “Who are these children?”

“They are the ones you kill with your abortions,” St. Thomas replied.

Stojan resolved not to perform any more abortions, but he had a special visitor that day –his cousin who brought his four-months pregnant girlfriend for an abortion. Stojan, perhaps doubting his dream, agreed to do one last abortion. But he changed his procedure this time and used a cutting tool to kill and remove the baby.

Among the parts he examined as he removed them, Stojan saw the baby’s little heart still beating. That was when he realized he had just killed a human being and not a mass of simple tissue.

Stojan refused to perform another abortion. This was a major dereliction of duty, and he was immediately punished. His salary was reduced by half, his daughter was fired from her job, and his son was banned from entry to the university.

The punishments were an attempt to force Stojan to agree to perform more abortions. He faced incredible hardship which also hurt his children. But as his doubts grew, he had another dream about St. Thomas, which assured him he had made the right choice.

Stojan had been a member of the Orthodox Christian faith as a child, and he returned to the Church. He has since become acquainted with St. Thomas Aquinas, reading the works of the saint who visited him. It was in Summa Theologica that St. Thomas Aquinas wrote human life begins forty days after fertilization.

Today, we know life begins at conception, but in Aquinas’ time making such determinations was difficult. Stojan thinks St. Thomas’ visit was the saint’s way of correcting that mistake in his work. Today, St. Thomas, in communion with God, would communicate only the truth that life begins at conception.

With communism now long dead, Dr. Stojan Adasevic is now one of Serbia’s most prominent pro-life leaders.

Let us pray for the unborn, and remember that the doctors who perform abortions also require saving. Indeed, the only way we may ever save the unborn from murder is to first convert the hearts of their killers.

By Marshall Connolly



  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    So, how about the subject nobody ever talks about. What happens to the soul?
    The Catholic Church has three options for those who commit the heinous crime of dying before being baptized, whether through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth:
    1. The default condition is that they go to Hell – so definitely something to be mourned. Without baptism to cleanse their soul of “original sin” (debunked by DNA evidence), the default destination for the soul is Hell (or one of them – the Church translated four very different words to the pagan word “Hell”).
    2. The Church allows you to believe in Limbo – a suburb of Hell where the flames aren’t so high, I suppose. This was invented by Augustine, and is not official Church doctrine, but you are allowed to believe in it. Note that mothers who lose their children, will never see them in Limbo.
    3. You are allowed to “hope” that the Catholic god isn’t a monster who sends complete innocents to Hell or otherwise denies them “salvation” whatever that might construe. This is a thin hope, given the catechism’s insistence that the Church knows of no way to salvation outside of baptism. This is NOT an article of faith (faith is pretending to know things you don’t know). You are only permitted to hope this.
    The problem with the Catholic position is that it means they worship an evil god who punishes complete innocents. For Catholics, abortion is bad because an evil god sends an innocent soul to Hell.
    But maybe it’s actually a time to celebrate. Some of my other Christian friends insist that of course Yahweh-Jesus would not punish a complete innocent; they are taken right up to heaven and rest in the arms of Jesus. These people insist that our entire purpose and reason for being here is to get from here to ‘over there’ wherever it is that heaven is. In this case, it seems that the aborted, miscarried and stillborn souls are sent right to heaven, going from starting gate to winner’s circle without having to run the race, and best of all, not having to throw the salvation dice. They never have to take that huge risk that they will be born to the wrong parents in the wrong country, worshipping the wrong god or ‘gasp’ no god at all; thereby ensuring eternal torment for themselves. No, these lucky souls don’t have to throw those dice. They go straight to heaven. So what’s the problem? Is this a case of jealousy? Why aren’t we celebrating every time one of these souls is whisked right up to heaven? It hardly seems fair, does it? We have to throw those dice, and we have to suffer and struggle here for a handful of decades, yet still face the possibility of eternal torment if we fail to believe, say and do the right things, but these souls get a break. They get to bypass the struggle and go right to heaven. Take the case of a non-believer, would that person be better off having been aborted if that meant going straight to heaven, versus living here and failing to be saved, thus going to eternal torment? There are many Christians who insist that I am going to Hell, so wouldn’t it have been better if I had been aborted and gone straight to heaven?
    What if that aborted, miscarried or stillborn soul really wants to come back here in another body and throw those dice? Is Yahweh-Jesus going to bellow in his divine voice – “NO! I condemn you to eternal bliss!”
    I see this issue as one of two choices – either Yahweh-Jesus is evil, punishing complete innocents, or this is really an occasion to celebrate a soul making it to heaven – albeit without having to endure life like the rest of us – but nevertheless, something to be celebrated, rather than mourned, or spurned out of jealousy.
    Those who most oppose abortion are religious and they believe the soul is created upon conception – so where does that soul go? If your god sends it to Hell, why would we worship your god? If your god whisks it to heaven, why wouldn’t we celebrate that?

    1. Ashan Reply

      Patrick,why you are so much against the Catholics,if you are suppose to be a so Religious man then you should have nt say these explicitly shows you are against the Religion either Catholics or whatever it is.don’t condem,fear God

    2. Dylan Green Reply

      Patrick, you completely look over one simple thing: God never sends us to Hell. We send ourselves to Hell. If you refuse to walk with God in your life on Earth, God will honor your wish: He will let you go to Hell, the one place where God is not there to save you. We cause our own suffering by distancing ourselves with God. That means your argument makes no sense. We believe that God is merciful to all. We cannot assume what God does with the souls of the unborn, but we trust God to be just and kind.

      1. Tom Rafferty Reply

        Dylan, how do you know any dogma of the Catholic Church is true? Personal experience is not evidence. Both I and Patrick have presented scientific research that effectively falsifies Christianity. I bet you accept other findings of science.

  2. thomraff Reply

    Really? You accept the dream of someone who, for whatever reason, had this experience? Through such credulous beliefs, it is clear to me how religions begin and advance. I bet you would not take such testimony if it wasn’t religion-based and didn’t support your dogma.

  3. Pat Reply

    Patrick Gannon i’ve read some of your comments before and you clearly have alot of hurt towards the Church and God. I’m sorry that you feel the way that you do. If i may ask was it a bad experience within the Church, with a clergy member or simply something you read or heard from a non-Catholic ?

    When I look at non-believers and what reasoning they base as foundation for not believing in an infinitely loving God, its usually because they never learnt about Catholicism and was talked out of it, becuase of a bad experience within the Church or because believing in God would have a moral impact in their life. We can all go through life believing ourselves or the facts. The facts, being fine tuning of the universe to permit life, fossil records showing complete body plans of stasis with no fossils of intermediary ancestry, DNA the information book of life (all information requires mind) and the list goes on, not to mention my own personal experinces of God through vision, dream and prayer.

    Im not trying be arrogant or offensive here, just stating the facts that ive come across through studying science, my faith and the big questions of life. I had a close family member of mine shake my faith to the core and almost had me leave the faith. I was fortunate enough to do some study for my own reassurance and im glad i did.

    On this topic of abortion in particular the Catholic Church can’t make up what ever it likes, rather it holds to what is revealed in it’s Holy texts. This is proof of how the Catholic church does not simply make things up to suit people and go with the flow of society and culture. The Church does not have enough revelational evidence within the bible to come to a conclusion on this matter specifically. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

    The Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus’ tenderness toward children which caused him to say: “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,” allows us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without baptism. (CCC 1261)

    I would rather follow a religion which doesn’t make things up and has a good willed intention for it’s adherents, than a religion that taylors its doctrines to make it’s beliefs seem infallible.

    I will sum up on this note. God is infinitely loving, merciful and compassionate. He is very reachable and wants to be in friendship with you. Patrick Gannon i challenge you to get on your knees and pray to God. Whats the worst that can happen? You can continue living the way you want thats of your own free will. But i do beg you to try pray and honestly seek God with an open heart and you will be amazed with what will happen in your life. God bless you brother.

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