(CBS Native) — A Michigan mom who spent 5 days in jail for refusing to vaccinate her son says she’s outraged and devastated to seek out out the boy has been absolutely immunized now.
Rebecca Bredow of Ferndale was ordered by the Oakland County Circuit Courtroom to vaccinate her 9-yr-previous son on the request of the boy’s organic father, James Horne. When Bredow didn’t have the kid obtain the right photographs as she reportedly agreed to do as a part of a November 2016 courtroom case, Decide Karen McDonald discovered the forty-yr-previous in contempt of courtroom and sentenced her to every week in the Oakland County Jail.
The kid’s father reportedly had his son given his vaccinations on Oct. 9.
“It was the worst 5 days of my life, besides for the truth that I simply came upon that he was vaccinated and I’m not going to get him again in the present day,” Bredow stated, by way of the Detroit Free Press. “It’s been a tough few days to say the least.”
Following Bredow’s launch, Decide McDonald permitted a suggestion to have the mom and Mr. Horne share custody of the kid on a 50/50 foundation. “She’s devastated,” Bredow’s lawyer Steven Vitale stated. Vitale added that he and his shopper got 21 days to problem the brand new ruling, which they reportedly plan to do.
Bredow’s husband and the boy’s stepfather, Gary Bredow, additionally disagrees with the decide’s determination.
“I feel it’s horrific; to me it’s a worst case state of affairs,” he stated, per CBS Detroit. “For a mom who has achieved and adopted all the state exemption legal guidelines, by no means had her voice really heard on this courtroom…I feel it’s completely horrible.”
Michigan is one in every of 17 states that permits for medical, spiritual, and philosophical exemptions from vaccines.
Rebecca Bredow advised reporters that her determination to not vaccinate her baby was a part of her spiritual beliefs and she or he believes it was inside her rights because the boy’s mom to decide on what sort of care he ought to have. “I nonetheless stand by my decisions as a result of I rise up for what I consider in,” Bredow added.