In late March, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton received an award from the Planned Parenthood Federation commemorating Margaret Sanger. Upon receiving the award, Clinton expressed her profound respect for Sanger, and told the gala audience:
"Now, I have to tell you that it was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. Another of my great friends, Ellen Chesler, is here, who wrote a magnificent biography of Margaret Sanger called Woman of Valor. And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her."