?I?d rather stand with God than stand with the rest of the world.?

That?s what a 19-year-old New Zealander said when 40 Days for Life board chair Matt Britton asked him why he?s taking part in the vigil.

Matt visited all three 40 Days for Life locations in New Zealand during this campaign ? and we?ve just put together a video that looks at the places he went and the people he met.

The population of New Zealand is around 5 million. Abortion is technically illegal, but there are enough loopholes in the law that abortions do take place ? some 500,000 since 1977.

The people working with 40 Days for Life in New Zealand know they face an uphill challenge, but they know it?s a fight they cannot ignore.

?As long as you?re standing with God,? said the 19-year-old volunteer, ?you can?t go wrong!?

As we wrap up this 40 Days for Life campaign, thank you for all you?ve done! And there?s still one more day to pray for an end to abortion.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.