Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has an award that is often presented in her namesake. Many pro-abortion activists have received this award from Planned Parenthood, including California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Margaret-Sanger & The Negro-Project. Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966) was the founder of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). As an activist in the birth-control and population-control movements, she was one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.