Anti-vax mum's son immunised while she's jailed for defying court order

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Less than one week on, the Detroit mother says it's been the "worst five days" of her life, compounded by the news her son had been immunised.

A MI judge has reduced the child custody rights of a woman who was jailed for five days for not following through on an agreement to vaccinate her 9-year-old son.

In court, she said vaccinating her son goes against all of her beliefs, saying parents have the choice to make the right decision based on their knowledge of vaccines. She said she will do that. She will now have joint custody with her ex husband, but Bredow says she will appeal that decision. Rebecca Bredow lost primary custody of the boy Wednesday.

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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.

Her crime? Not obeying a court order to vaccinate her child.

"I understand you love your children". He had custody of the child and got him vaccinated while Rebecca Bredow was in jail.

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Rebecca Bredow, the MI anti-vax mother who was jailed because she refused to let her son receive vaccinations, was not happy to learn that her son received four immunizations this week. She thought she would be reunited with her son, but he remained with his father.

"It's clear to me that you don't care about orders even if you agree to them, which you did".

"I feel angry. I feel backed into a corner".

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"I stand here today scared and vulnerable, begging the court to understand that I'm not a lazy parent", she added.

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