MI mom jailed for not vaccinating son loses primary custody

Rebecca Bredow was handcuffed and booked into jail for a week after refusing to take her nine-year-old son to be vaccinated despite agreeing to do so in a custody battle with her son's father

Michigan mom jailed for not vaccinating son loses primary custody

Rebecca Bredow, 40, objects to vaccinations on religious grounds - which is allowed by most U.S. states - but last year signed a legal agreement with her ex-husband to get their nine-year-old son up to date with his immunisations, reports CBS.

He had custody of the child and got him vaccinated while Rebecca Bredow was in jail.

Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald ruled Wednesday that Rebecca Bredow, 40, of Ferndale would no longer have primary custody of the boy, but would share joint custody with her ex-husband, James Horne.

Summary: A MI mother was sentenced to jail for defying a judge's order to immunize her son and during the week she spend locked up her son received his immunizations. Oakland County Jail gives a one-day credit to inmates who successfully serve five days so she was able to be released at midnight on October 9. "But what I don't think you understand is that your son has two parents, and dad gets a say", she said. While Bredow was in jail, Horne took his son to the doctor to get vaccinated.

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. "It's been a rough few days to say the least".

Bredow told reporters Wednesday she was "in shock" by the court's decision. "Your attorney signed that order", she added at the time of sentencing.

When asked if the experience of going to jail was worth it in the end, especially given the outcome, the mother-of-two said she still stands by her anti-vaxx stance. She told the Press that being in jail was "horrific" but "I still stand by my choices because I stand up for what I believe in".

"If my child was forced to be vaccinated, I couldn't bring myself to do it", she said.

Horne wanted his son vaccinated and Bredow agreed to do so last November but didn't follow through. "Even if you agree to them, which you did".

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