Fr. Tolton Catholic Drops Lands' End After Gloria Steinem Feature

Mar 2, 2016

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COLUMBIA - Father Tolton Catholic high school in Columbia will no longer purchase its school uniforms from Lands' End after the company featured feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog.

The Columbia Missourian reports the school cut ties to the Wisconsin-based company soon after receiving the catalog. Principal Kristie Wolfe says it would be contrary to the school's identity to support a company that celebrates the work of someone who backs abortion.

Steinem, a longtime advocate for reproductive rights, was featured in the company's print and online catalog.

The retailer issued an apology and removed the Steinem feature from its website last week after customers complained about her support for abortion rights.

The school has purchased uniforms from Lands' End since it opened in August 2011.