“I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don’t believe in,” Bredow told WXYZ.
She had one week to comply with a judge’s order to get her child his shots, or she could go to jail.
Bredow and the child’s father had made the decision to get their child vaccinated when he was born, but space them out, delaying some.
“It wasn’t until they started grouping them together that I backed off of doing vaccines,” she told WXYZ.
Skipping or delaying vaccines is permitted in Michigan.
“We’re fortunate in the state of Michigan that’s still permitted, still allow religious, personal and medical exemptions for parents who chose to delay, to skip a vaccine to make various choices,” anti-vaccine advocate Joel Dorfman told WXYZ.
Bredow had a week to have the child brought up to date on his vaccines, according to the judge’s court order.