Judge to mom: 'Get your son vaccinated or go to jail!'

US judge tells mother she will go to prison unless her son gets vaccinated

Michigan mother claims she'll go to jail if she doesn't vaccinate her son

A metro Detroit mother is facing jail time because of her beliefs when it comes to vaccinations and her child.

She said when her now 9-year-old was born she and his dad made the decision to space out and delay some of his vaccines.

After reading up on vaccinations, Bredow said she decided the best option would be a waiver, which in the state of MI allows parents to opt out of getting their kids certain vaccinations.

"I believe in the choice of the parent to make the right decision based on their knowledge of vaccines", she told 7 Action News.

Rebecca Bredow told WXYZ that she has a week to get her son vaccinated or be thrown behind bars.

After research, Bredo said she chose to waive some of the vaccines, which is legal in MI. "God forbid if he were to be injured by a vaccine".

While the family had the option to wait, the child's father showed concerned about their son's well-being and took the matter to court when he lost power.

The mother-of-two was taken to court by her ex-husband and father of the boy because she is against vaccinating their child.

The court will determine how much time the mother will spend behind bars if she misses the deadline.

Bredow and her ex-husband do not see eye-to-eye. She said she doesn't understand why a judge didn't consider both parents' wishes in their ruling. "I feel backed into a corner. I feel like my rights as a parent have been taken away", Bredow commented.

"Why automatically side with the father that wants the vaccines?"

Rebecca Bredow tells WXYZ-TV that a parental battle over vaccinations resulted in an Oakland County Circuit Court judge to deliver the order.

"What about my choice as the mother who's the primary caretaker, who exclusively takes care of my son", said the Bredow.

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