The Michael Fund Mission
Since The Michael Fund was created in 1978, it has been loyal to its original four-fold mission:
· First, to raise sufficient funds through direct contributions to support an international pro-life genetic research program aimed at finding treatments for chromosomal disorders including Trisomy 21, the most common and non-inherited form of Down syndrome. And to make our research findings available to others conducting similar research in related areas of genetic and metabolic birth disorders.
· Second, to advocate and encourage efforts to improve the care, treatment, education, evaluation and habituation of children with Down syndrome and related chromosomal anomalies which result in mental retardation, to the benefit of themselves, their families, and communities.
· Third, to serve as a defender of the rights of physically and mentally handicapped persons – born and pre-born – most especially the right-tolife upon which all other rights are predicated.
· Fourth, to stem and reverse the growing tide of eugenic abortion of affected pre-born children and the euthanasia murder of handicapped children and adults in the United States and abroad. This issue and the next of The Friends of the Michael Fund Newsletter are dedicated to furthering this objective.
The Michael Fund
4371 Northern Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15146
412 374 0111