Rebecca Bredow’s anti-vaccination stance landed her in the big house.
The Detroit mother was sentenced to one week in jail on Wednesday when she appeared in court for failing to comply with the court’s order, according to 7 Action News.
Bredow was found in contempt of court for refusing to vaccinate her 9-year-old son after being ordered by a judge to do so.
“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 said in court.
While Bredow has been vocal about refusing to vaccinate her son, Bredow and her ex-husband had previously agreed in November 2016 to vaccinate their boy, with the shots being spaced out over time.
But when Bredow refused to go through with the remaining vaccinations, her ex-husband asked the judge to force Bredow, who has primary custody of the child, to comply with their prior agreement.
According to 7 Action News reporter Brian Abel’s tweets from the courtroom, the judge informed Bredow that her son would be vaccinated today regardless and that Bredow could go to jail for contempt or not, it was her choice.
The judge reiterated that the court never made a finding on vaccination because it was agreed upon by Bredow in November last year.
As a result of Bredow failing to comply with the court’s consent order to vaccinate her son, the judge ordered Bredow to serve seven days in jail for contempt.
Bredow was handcuffed in court and escorted out of the room by deputies on site.