The Oklahoma legislature has granted final approval to a bill that will make it nearly impossible to obtain an abortion in the US state, in what reproductive rights advocates have said will be the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the United States.

The bill is part of an aggressive push by some states to scale back abortion rights as the US Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could upend a decades-old decision that legalised abortion in the country.

It comes on the heels of a leaked draft opinion from the top court that suggests justices are considering weakening or overturning the landmark Roe v Wade decision of 1973.

The Oklahoma bill by state Representative Wendi Stearman, a Republican, would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement.

The bill is one of at least three anti-abortion bills sent this year to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, who has indicated he will sign it.

Credit: Aljazeera

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