In Michigan, a mother is facing jail time for refusing to vaccinate her 9-year-old child. Rebecca Bredow said she would rather go to jail for standing up for her own beliefs.
Bredow refused vaccination for fears that immunization would injure her child. Her ex-husband believes the opposite and the court has sided with her ex. The court is demanding that the child be vaccinated.
Although Bredow said she is not ‘anti-vax,” she clarified that the choice to vaccinate her child is a personal choice, saying every parent has the right to make personal choices for the health of their children.
An Oakland County court has ordered Detroit Metro resident Rebecca Bredow to immunize her son within the next week, or face incarceration.
But Bredow says she won’t compromise when it comes to her son’s health, and won’t be bullied into submission.
“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 told WXYZ. After agreeing with her ex-husband to space out and delay their son’s vaccine regimen, Bredow learned about the potential for adverse reactions, and concluded Michigan’s vaccine waiver medical exemption was the best course for her child.
“It wasn’t until they started grouping them together that I backed off of doing vaccines,” Bredow said.
“God forbid if he were to be injured by a vaccine,” she added to ABC News. “I would have to take care of him.”
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