MI mom who ignored deal to vaccinate son loses primary custody

MI mom who ignored deal to vaccinate son loses primary custody

MI mom who ignored deal to vaccinate son loses primary custody

The metro Detroit mother who was jailed for not vaccinating her son appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

"It's been a rough few days to say the least", she added.

Under state law, parents can chose whether to vaccinate their children but Bredow fell foul because she agreed to an immunisation schedule with her ex-husband, James Horne, in court proceedings in November 2016.

Bredow said she takes "full responsibility" for not following court orders, saying that vaccinations go against her beliefs and that she should have made her objections to them clearer sooner.

"I can't give in against my own religious belief", she told The Washington Post last month, adding she is not against vaccination. This is about choice. "This is about having my choices as a mother to be able to make medical choices for my child".

Judge Karen McDonald interrupted her plea in court saying that Bredow wasn't telling the entire truth.

Despite losing primary custody and being thrown in jail, Bredow told ABC News Friday that she would "do it all over again".

Now, she's breaking her silence about her time behind bars, the court system, and the support she's received from near and far and most importantly, her son. As a result, Judge McDonald found her in contempt of court and sentenced her to jail on October 4.

Almost half of the states allow for nonmedical exemptions, including MI. Only three, California, Mississippi and West Virginia, don't allow nonmedical exemptions.

MI is one of 17 states that allows for medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from vaccines.

Vitale said that those pleadings, filed by a previous attorney, were made in error and Bredow never meant to consent to vaccinations. A statement about Horne's version of their agreement has not been obtained.

Bredow has since served her short sentence (she was released after five days, under special Oakland Country Jail rules).

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.

"I understand you love your children".

In the state of MI, schools require students to receive vaccinations before entering Kindergarten and up until 7th grade, while transfer students are required to be administered vaccines into their high school years.

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