It is jail time for a Michigan girl who defied a courtroom order and refused to have her son vaccinated.
Rebecca Bredow was cited for contempt of courtroom within the contentious custody case Wednesday, and ordered to spend seven days in jail for the offense, the Washington Submit reported.
The courtroom order to vaccinate her 9-year-old was issued a yr in the past, and her lawyer had signed that order, the Submit 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 a substitute.
“I am a passionate mom who cares deeply about my youngsters, their well being and their well-being. If my little one was pressured to be vaccinated, I could not deliver myself to do it,” Bredow testified in the course of the contempt of courtroom listening to, the Related Press reported.
On Saturday, she instructed the Submit that she shouldn’t be in opposition to vaccination altogether. “That is about selection. That is about having my decisions as a mom to have the ability to make medical decisions for my little one,” she mentioned.
The ruling is the newest 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 decide within the case didn’t take kindly to Bredow’s resolution to combat the order.
“I perceive you like your youngsters. However what I do not suppose you perceive is that your son has two dad and mom, and pop will get a say,” Decide Karen McDonald instructed Bredow in courtroom.
Horne has been granted short-term custody of his son so the kid will be vaccinated.
The ruling comes as anti-vaccination dad and mom throughout the nation proceed to refuse to have their youngsters immunized, citing issues that the photographs might hurt their youngsters and doubtlessly trigger autism.
These claims have been broadly refuted by medical proof, and public well being officers say the pattern has triggered spikes within the charges of childhood ailments corresponding to measles.