Mom loses primary custody after refusing to vaccinate son

Mom loses primary custody after refusing to vaccinate son

Court documents obtained by ABC News state that a court first asked Bredow to get immunizations for her son in November 2016, but state that as of September 2017, the child had not been vaccinated. She was released from the Oakland County jail early Monday.

Her lawyer said Tuesday that she was "devastated" to learn her son received his vaccinations while she was in the slammer.

"I am an educated vaccine-choice mother and I have signed vaccine waivers and have been fully compliant with all state laws for both of my children for every school year", Bredow said before the sentencing hearing last week. She also granted temporary custody to Horne and ordered the boy to be vaccinated. "I was trying to stand up for what I believed in, and it was worth it for me".

Federal health officials say vaccinations are safe and can protect children and teenagers from more than a dozen potentially harmful diseases. Let me say it one more time, you have seven days. "Whether you are pro-vaccines or against vaccines, this is about the fact that my rights as a mother were taken away".

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A Friend of the Court referee, after reviewing the custody battle case, recommended that both parents, Bredow and Horne, get joint custody of their son.

"I understand you love your children".

The recommendation will go into effect starting this weekend, but she has 21 days to appeal the Friend of the Court's decision. "This was not leverage in any way", she said.

Bredow and Horne split in 2008, before their son was born. The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, emphasizes the safety and importance of vaccines in a statement on their website.