Mother in vaccination fight loses primary custody of son


Rebecca Bredow, 40, objects to vaccinations on religious grounds - which is allowed by most USA states - but last year signed a legal agreement with her ex-husband to get their nine-year-old son up to date with his immunisations, reports CBS.

Rebecca Bredow lost primary custody of the boy Wednesday.

James Horne, the child's dad, had the shots administered on Monday, when he had custody.

A U.S. mum jailed for defying a court order to vaccinate her young son says she's outraged he's been given several immunisations while she's been locked away. Oakland County Jail gives a one-day credit to inmates who successfully serve five days so she was able to be released at midnight on October 9. She thought she would be reunited with her son, but he remained with his father.

Her nine-year-old son has since received four immunisations this week. The judge also granted temporary custody to Horne and ordered the boy to be vaccinated. When their son was two, she claims the couple agreed to suspend all vaccinations.

"It was the worst five days of my life, except for the fact that I just found out that he was vaccinated and I'm not going to get him back today", Bredow told the Detroit Free Press.

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

"She's devastated", Vitale said of Bredow.

"I absolutely stand by my choices because I stand up for what I believe in", she told reporters, before being cut off by a man who appeared to be her lawyer.

The recommendation will go into effect starting this weekend, but she has 21 days to appeal the Friend of the Court's decision. "I just stood up for what I believe in, which I believe everybody should, right?" say Bredow.

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