Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The house voted today to codify a decades-old supreme court ruling relating to contraception. The 1965 Griswold versus Connecticut decision protects the right of married couples to buy and use contraceptives without government restriction.

It’s a decision that conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has suggested the current court might revisit. The final vote was 228 to 195 with eight republican crossover votes.

Wisconsin congressman Ron Kind, who voted to approve the measure, says after the overturning of Roe v Wade. Contraception coverage could also be at risk. 

“This will guarantee a right for all Americans for access to contraceptive coverage and therefore family planning. People may think that they have coverage, but it is very much in jeopardy which is why federal legislative is needed to guarantee that right for all Americans.”

The house vote, which is unlikely to pass the senate, is one of several votes conducted after the overturning of Roe v Wade. Last week, the house also passed a series of abortion rights bills. And earlier this week voted to codify a 20-15 ruling allowing for same-sex marriage.