Rebecca Bredow, from a suburb of Detroit in MI, had initially agreed with her nine-year-old son's father that the child would be immunised. An Oakland County judge noted that Rebecca Bredow agreed to the immunization last November.
If a parent does not comply with a school's vaccination guidelines, the child is not permitted to attend school and the parent can be jailed for the pupil's truancy. She refused, according to WXYZ TV in Detroit. I'm a passionate mother who cares deeply about my children, their health and well being.
But when Bredow refused to go through with the remaining vaccinations, her ex-husband asked the judge to force Bredow, who has primary custody of the child, to comply with their prior agreement.
"I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don't believe in", Bredow said.
She said that her ex-husband's beliefs changed recently, and that it was all a ploy to get back at her.More news: Report Shows Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Specifically Targeted Michigan
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According to News.com.au Bredow was found in contempt of court for refusing to vaccinate her nine-year-old son after being ordered by a judge to do so.
"I'm gonna stop you because the truth matters", the judge said. McDonald granted temporary custody to him and ordered the boy to be properly vaccinated. And the record, I urge you to review it and what you just said, that he has a newfound objection is not true.
"It's unmistakable to me that you couldn't care less about requests, regardless of the possibility that you consent to them, which you did".
Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center, told the BBC this is not the first time a parent has been jailed for refusing to vaccinate a child.