Mom jailed for not vaccinating 9-year-old son

Judge orders Michigan mom 7 days in jail for not vaccinating her son

A MI mother was sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to vaccinate her son will appear in court on Wednesday morning.

The judge reminded Bredow she agreed to the immunizations.

"I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don't believe in", Bredow told WXYZ. She was found Wednesday in contempt of court for refusing to do so.

The anti-vaxxer told Judge Karen McDonald that immunizing the boy went against her religious beliefs and that she was a "passionate mother who cares deeply about her children, their health and their well-being".

Court documents obtained by ABC News state that a judge first asked Bredow to get immunizations for her son in November 2016, but the child remained unvaccinated almost a year later. Bredow's case first made headlines last week after her ex-husband took her to court over her refusal to vaccinate their son, despite agreeing to do so in November 2016, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

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Under Michigan law, parents are legally allowed to not get their kids vaccinated if it conflicts with their personal beliefs.

Anti-vaccination advocates - whose claims have been widely debunked by the medical community - fear the procedure exposes children to harm, and could be the cause of autism. Two, I comprehend you cherish your youngsters yet what I don't think you comprehend is that your son has two guardians, and father gets a say.

Child immunisation rates in MI are also among the worst in the USA, ranking 43rd out of the 50 states, according to Mlive.

According to ABC News the couple separated soon afterwards, in 2008, but they shared parental custody and the dad still wanted the boy to have his jabs.

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