Early Monday, May 30 at 12:01 A.M., three pro life activists from Toronto began their vigil of fasting and prayer on the front lawn of the Parliament Buildings.
Gerard Liston, 28, said he felt fine on the third day of his fast when interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen on June 1. He was prepared to continue his liquid-only diet for up to 40 days to urge the federal government to pass anti-abortion legislation.
Kurt Gayle, who turned 44 Wednesday, said he planned to spend at least his two-week vacation on Parliament Hill and had arranged for a two week leave of absence from his job if required.
The two representatives of Campaign Life Coalition, said they would end their protest early if pro-life legislation is passed, if the Commons recesses, or if their health is endangered by the fast.