The Association for Women in Science Condemns the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022



Shelley O’Brien

The Association for Women in Science Condemns the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
Announces Intent to Establish an Advocacy Task Force

WASHINGTON DC, June 24, 2022The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) condemns the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. AWIS believes that the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court will have an adverse impact on women in the STEM professions.

“AWIS is adamantly opposed to discrimination against women in the workplace and works to ensure safe, inclusive environments. The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court decision will put more women at risk for discrimination and will affect some women’s personal career trajectories. While today I am angry and disappointed, I am focused on tomorrow. AWIS will never stop fighting for gender equity. AWIS will establish a task force comprised of scientists to ensure women’s voices are heard regarding the impact of this decision,” said Meredith Gibson, AWIS Interim CEO.

AWIS represents over 4500 members in the professions of science, technology, engineering and math in the United States. AWIS’ mission is to ensure that women in the STEM professions receive equitable treatment and can advance to their full potential in the workforce. Access to reproductive care is essential for gender equity in scientific fields. 

AWIS recognizes that healthcare choices are highly personal and individual decisions. We acknowledge and respect that some AWIS members may have differing opinions. 


About AWIS: Founded in 1971, AWIS has been the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. In addition to scholarships, AWIS provides career resources, professional development, as well as networking, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities to build leadership skills. To learn more, visit and @AWISNational.