A US mum will spend seven days in jail for refusing to vaccinate her son.
Rebecca Bredow was sentenced after ignoring a judge’s order to let the 9-year-old boy be immunised.
Her ex-husband, the boy’s father, has been awarded temporary custody in order to get his son vaccinated, reported Yahoo.
The woman told a judge in the Oakland County Court that it was against her beliefs to immunise her children, The Sun has reported.
“I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don’t believe in,” she said.
The mother-of-two was sentenced on Wednesday for contempt of court after flouting a court order last week to have her son vaccinated, reports BBC.
She and her ex-husband decided at the time of their child’s birth that they would space out and delay jabs for their son.
The couple separated in 2008, according to ABC News, but they shared parental custody and the father still wanted the boy vaccinated.
Judge Karen McDonald said the boy had two parents and “Dad gets a say.”
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