Magistrate at the Court of Auditors in Paris. He created the Jerome Lejeune Foundation in 1995. The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, presided over by Jean-Marie Le Méné since its inception, rapidly became the primary funder for Down’s syndrome research, and a centre for specialized medical and paramedical consultations welcoming over 5 000 individuals, of all ages, with genetic intelligence disorders. Jean-Marie Le Mené is a Knight of the Legion of Honour, member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and a counsel to the Pontifical Council for Health.
A leader in defence of life
Creator of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, a recognised public interest, medical and scientific foundation, driven by its mission to continue the work of Pr. Jerome Lejeune in the areas of scientific research, care, and defence of life.
Main opponent of eugenics in France
Key player in the bioethics debate in France. As such, he has been heard by the public autorities :
- National Consultative Committee on Ethics, 2013,
- Senate, 2011,
- National Assembly, 2009,
- Council of State, 2008.
- French March for Life, 2014 and2015
- Mobilisation for Vincent Lambert since 2015.
He has directed the drafting of various manuals on bioethics, published by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, which are being circulated in hundreds of thousands of copies in numerous languages.
Founder of Gènéthique.org, the first french bioethics website (2000).