In Michigan, parents are allowed to avoid having their children immunized if it conflicts with their religious or personal beliefs.
But Rebecca Bredow is going to jail anyway because she reneged on a deal with her ex-husband to have their 9-year-old son vaccinated.
Last week, a judge gave her until today to get the boy immunized. She refused, according to WXYZ TV in Detroit.
“I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don’t believe in,” says Rebecca Bredow.
“I feel angry. I feel backed into a corner. I feel like my rights as a parent have been taken away,” she says.
Bredow’s ex-husband, the father of their unvaccinated 9-year old son, is heckled on his way out of court. pic.twitter.com/FFdZnfE4Hd
— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) October 4, 2017
Bredow will serve seven days in jail for contempt.