It is jail time for a Michigan girl who defied a court docket order and refused to have her son vaccinated.
Rebecca Bredow was cited for contempt of court docket within the contentious custody case Wednesday, and ordered to spend seven days in jail for the offense, the Washington Put up reported.
The court docket order to vaccinate her 9-year-old was issued a yr in the past, and her legal professional had signed that order, the Put up reported. She had till Wednesday to get what would have been as much as eight vaccines for her son. However Bredow determined to take a stand as an alternative.
“I am a passionate mom who cares deeply about my kids, their well being and their well-being. If my little one was pressured to be vaccinated, I could not carry myself to do it,” Bredow testified in the course of the contempt of court docket listening to, the Related Press reported.
On Saturday, she instructed the Put up that she will not be towards vaccination altogether. “That is about selection. That is about having my selections as a mom to have the ability to make medical selections for my little one,” she stated.
The ruling is the most recent spherical in a long-running custody combat together with her ex-husband, James Horne. He desires their son vaccinated and shares joint custody of the kid, the AP reported.
In accordance with the wire service, the choose within the case didn’t take kindly to Bredow’s choice to combat the order.
“I perceive you like your kids. However what I do not assume you perceive is that your son has two mother and father, and pop will get a say,” Choose Karen McDonald instructed Bredow in court docket.
Horne has been granted short-term custody of his son so the kid will be vaccinated.
The ruling comes as anti-vaccination mother and father throughout the nation proceed to refuse to have their kids immunized, citing considerations that the pictures may hurt their children and probably trigger autism.
These claims have been extensively refuted by medical proof, and public well being officers say the development has triggered spikes within the charges of childhood illnesses reminiscent of measles.