A US woman is facing legal action for insisting that she will not vaccinate her young child.


Rebecca Bredow, from Michigan, shares one son with her ex-husband, Jason Horne.


According to ABC News, the former couple decided to vaccinate their son while they were still together. However, after the pair separated in 2008, Bredow went back on the agreement.


Horne is insisting that the former couple’s son receives all vaccinations, but Bredow won’t budge. The matter, as a result, has come before the courts in Michigan.


While Bredow and Horne share joint legal custody of the little boy, Bredow describes herself as the primary caregiver. She claims that she would ‘rather go to jail’ than be forced into vaccinating her son.



“I choose not to vaccinate, but that’s my choice. I’m not against vaccines – it’s everybody’s personal choice,” she explained.


Bredow added that it was only when vaccine grouping was introduced that she decided it was not for her family.


Bredow was court-ordered last November to arrange for the vaccinations, but nothing has changed. Over the past week, Horne’s legal team has amped up proceedings.


“Now, I have four-and-a-half business days…to fully vaccinate,” Bredow told ABC News.


“They want me to bring him up to the fullest extent medically allowed, which would be up to eight vaccines in one dose.


“And this is supposed to be done before 9am on Wednesday.”



With Bredow’s case making national headlines, Horne’s legal rep has been moved to speak out.


Lawyer Brenton Richardson said: “It is our position that this case is not truly about vaccinations.


“It is a case about Ms Bredow refusing to comport with any number of the court’s orders, and actively seeking to frustrate Mr Horne’s joint legal custody rights.”


In the State of Michigan, while parents are encouraged to vaccinate their children, there are measures in place allowing them to opt out of certain vaccines.


What are your thoughts, mums? Do you think this mum should be legally compelled to send her son for the vaccines? Let us know what you think in the comment section.