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Mother jailed for 7 days for refusing to vaccinate her son

Mother jailed for 7 days for refusing to vaccinate her son
From Global News - October 5, 2017

PONTIAC, Mich.A suburban Detroit woman was handcuffed Wednesday and sent to a jail for seven days for failing to follow an agreement to have her nine-year-old son vaccinated.

An Oakland County judge noted that Rebecca Bredow agreed to the immunization last November. Her ex-husband wanted their son vaccinated, but Bredow is the primary caregiver.

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I understand you love your children. But what I dont think you understand is that your son has two parents, and dad gets a say, said Judge Karen McDonald, who found Bredow in contempt of court.

Its clear to me that you dont care about orders even if you agree to them, which you did, the judge said. Your attorney signed that order.


Bredow, a Ferndale resident, said she takes full responsibility for her actions. She said vaccinations go against her beliefs and she should have raised her objections sooner.

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