Mom jailed for refusing to vaccinate son loses primary custody

Rebecca Bredow

Jailed mom 'devastated' to learn son was vaccinated

Bredow, on the other hand, was near tears as she discussed her stint in prison and the court rulings.

The boy's mother, Rebecca Bredow, 40, of Ferndale, opposed the shots and served five days in jail for refusing a judge's order to get them. Bredow was released on Monday.

Bredow, who is from suburban Detroit, agreed to immunize her son last November during a custody battle with her husband, the judge noted in court on Wednesday. She also granted temporary custody to Horne and ordered the boy to be vaccinated.

Judge Karen McDonald interrupted her plea in court saying that Bredow wasn't telling the entire truth.

'I'm a passionate mother who cares deeply about my children, their health, and their well-being, ' she said.

The recommendation will go into effect starting this weekend, but she has 21 days to appeal the Friend of the Court's decision.

"I am an educated vaccine-choice mother and I have signed vaccine waivers and have been fully compliant with all state laws for both of my children for every school year", Bredow said before the sentencing hearing last week.

Horne wanted his son to be vaccinated.

In court, she said vaccinating her son goes against all of her beliefs, saying parents have the choice to make the right decision based on their knowledge of vaccines. "The conditions in Oakland County Jail, they're terrible", Bredow said."You know, it was the worst five day of my life pretty much, you know, except for the fact that I just found out he was vaccinated and I'm not getting him back today, you know?"

The judge went on to list a series of things Bredow did without the dad's consent, saying "it's clear to me that you don't care about orders".

M - A 9-year-old USA boy at the center of vaccine dispute between his divorced parents received four immunizations this week, according to court testimony. "Even if you agree to them, which you did".

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