FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Call Breastfeeding A ‘Sexual Act’?

FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Call Breastfeeding A ‘Sexual Act’?


An image shared on Facebook over 400 times claims Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said, “Making an infant suck your breast is a sexual Act and you should be in prison for CHILD MOLESTATION.”

Verdict: False

Check Your Fact found no evidence that Barrett said the quote. It appears to have originated from an anonymous Facebook comment that was recently shared on Reddit.

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Fact Check:

The Facebook post includes an image of Barrett as she was sworn in during the first day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The user who shared the image referred to her as “Crazy Judge Amy Barrett.”

Here’s the full quote attributed to Barrett in the image:

I have a 6 month old that I fed breast milk from a bottle not directly from the breast if you force your child to suck your nipples, You are molesting YOUR child, Making an infant suck your breast is a sexual Act and you should be in prison for CHILD MOLESTATION.

There is, however, no record of Barrett making the statement about breastfeeding attributed to her in the post. Check Your Fact didn’t find any credible media outlets quoting her

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