Michigan mom says she could face jail time for not vaccinating her son

Rebecca Bredow, of a Detroit area, told ABC News that she would “absolutely” rather go to jail than immunize her son.


“I would rather go to jail for station adult for what we trust in than vaccinating my child,” Bredow said, adding she believes a preference to immunize your child is a “personal choice.”

“I select not to vaccinate, though that’s my choice,” she said. “I’m not opposite vaccines, it’s everybody’s personal choice.”

Bredow pronounced that she and her then-husband, Jason Horne, had primarily concluded to space out vaccinations for their immature son. She and Horne distant in 2008, though she says he now wants their son to accept all of his vaccinations.

“Now we have four-and-a-half business days … to entirely vaccinate, they wish me to move him adult to a fullest border medically allowed, that would be adult to 8 vaccines, in one dose,” Bredow said. “And this is ostensible to be finished before 9 a.m. on Wednesday.”

Bredow pronounced that nonetheless she and her ex-husband share corner authorised control of her son, she is his primary caretaker.

“God dissuade if he were to be harmed by a vaccine,” Bredow said. “I would have to take caring of him.”

The state of Michigan allows relatives to opt-out of certain vaccines for non-medical reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, emphasizes a reserve and significance of vaccines in a matter on their website.

“Vaccines have been partial of a fabric of a multitude for decades and are a many poignant medical creation of a time,” a organisation said. “Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.”

Benton G. Richardson, a counsel for Bredow’s ex-husband, told ABC News that “this box is not truly about vaccinations.”

Richardson combined that Bredow and Horne have been inextricable in an ongoing authorised battle, and a justice sided with Horne in Nov of 2016, grouping Bredow to immunize her son.

Court papers performed by ABC News state that a justice initial asked Bredow to get immunizations for her son in Nov 2016, though state that as of Sep 2017 a child had not been vaccinated.

“It is a position that this box is not truly about vaccinations,” Richardson said. “It is a box about Ms. Bredow refusing to comport with any series of a court’s orders and actively seeking to perplex Mr. Horne’s corner authorised control rights.”


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