Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Mother in vaccination fight loses primary custody of son

Mother in vaccination fight loses primary custody of son

The specific reason that Bredow was in contempt of court is that she had consented to have her son vaccinated in court pleadings late past year, although Vitale says that those pleadings were filed "in error", according to USA Today. In previous court pleadings, she said that Bredow had consented to getting the shots, meaning her refusal to do so constituted contempt. Her attorney plans to appeal.

A MI mother who was sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to vaccinate her young son, has now lost permanent custody of him.

Oakland County Judge Karen McDonald said even though Bredow was the primary caregiver, "dad gets a say".

Horne wanted the boy vaccinated and Bredow agreed to do so last November but didn't.

She was released from jail on Monday, Oct. 9 after serving five of her seven days.


When asked if the experience of going to jail was worth it in the end, especially given the outcome, the mother-of-two said she still stands by her anti-vaxx stance. After she defied the judge's order, she served a five-day jail term, according to U.S.A. Today.

"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.

"You have seven days to get your child vaccinated", McDonald said on September 27. She thought she would be reunited with her son, but he remained with his father.

Rebecca Bredow, the MI anti-vax mother who was jailed because she refused to let her son receive vaccinations, was not happy to learn that her son received four immunizations this week.

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