Justice Sonia Sotomayor gruesomely compared babies in the womb to being brain dead during oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday.

Sotomayor asked legal counsel Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart to explain “what has changed in science to show that the viability line is not a real line?” The justice’s questioning quickly turned into pro-abortion grandstanding when she compared a child in the womb to being brain dead and questioned whether or not a physical response by the baby such as a foot recoiling indicates that he or she can feel pain.

“There are spontaneous acts by dead-brained people. So I don’t think that a response by a fetus necessarily proves that there’s a sensation of pain or that there’s consciousness,” she said.