Congresswoman Clarke has been a strong advocate for critical services that support women’s reproductive rights. As such, she has earned high ratings from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America due to her votes against legislation that would place restrictions on abortion rights, such as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act of 2011, which would have prohibited federal funds from being used to cover abortions. She is a strong proponent for Paid Family Leave and voted yes to extend four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. She is also an advocate for the decriminalization of sex work and a proponent for shifting efforts to focusing on the crimes that too often take place around sex workers, including sex trafficking.  She is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Black Women and Girls which tackles the issues that disproportionately affect black women, including safety, economic opportunities, healthcare and criminal justice.