MI: Mom jailed for refusing to vaccinate her nine-year-old son

Source: Detroit Free Press

“A Ferndale mother was jailed this morning for ignoring a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son. Rebecca Bredow, 40, will spend seven days in the Oakland County Jail for contempt of court after she refused an order Judge Karen McDonald gave her last week. Bredow told McDonald that vaccinating the child went against her religious beliefs and she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Bredow’s ex-husband, James Horne, wants the child immunized and has been in court since last year trying to get it. … Horne will have temporary custody of the child with an opportunity to get the boy vaccinated, a prospect that alarmed Joel Dorfman of Michigan for Vaccine Choice, a group that advocates for parents’ rights to refuse vaccines. ‘If this child is injured as a result of being given eight immunizations, who do you think is going to take care of the child?’ Dorfman told the Free Press. ‘The judge?'” (10/04/17)