Mom loses primary custody after refusing to vaccinate son


A judge has taken away Bredow's primary custody.

She and Horne have been locked in a custody battle for their son, but on Wednesday Judge Karen McDonald approved a recommendation that could result in shared custody between the parents.

A mother who served jail time after refusing a judge's order to vaccinate her son was distraught to find the boy's father had the shots administered when he had custody, according to a Wednesday court hearing. She immediately appealed that decision and the court found her appeal without merit. Bredow was released on Monday.

Bredow's ex-husband wanted their son vaccinated, but she is the primary caregiver for their son.

Bredow said that she could not bring herself to order the shots, while her attorney Vitale said that the pleadings McDonald referred to were filed in error by a previous attorney and that Bredow had never meant to consent to the vaccinations.

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Last month, Bredow told The Washington Post she was opposing the vaccines on religious grounds, stating that it was about her having the choice as a mother to "be able to make medical choices for my child".

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.

Bredow said it was "against her beliefs" to vaccinate her children.

The specific reason that Bredow was in contempt of court is that she had consented to have her son vaccinated in court pleadings late past year, although Vitale says that those pleadings were filed "in error", according to USA Today.

"I understand you love your children, but what I don't think you understand is your son has two parents, and dad gets a say", McDonald said.