A Detroit mother must vaccinate her 9-year-old son by next week under a judge’s order or she could go to jail, according to media reports. Rebecca Bredow, a mother of two, told WXYZ-TV on Wednesday that she had one week to get her son vaccinated under an Oakland County judge’s order as part of legal fight with her ex-husband. “I would rather sit behind bars for standing up for what I believe in, than giving into something I strongly don’t believe in,” she told the station.

“God forbid he were to be injured by one of the vaccines. Then what? That’s what scares me.” Bredow and her ex-husband, James Horne, separated in 2008 and have joint legal custody, according to ABC-TV. She says he wants their son to receive all of his vaccinations but she is opposed.  State law requires each student in public and private schools to possess a certificate of immunization. The American Academy of Pediatrics website stresses the importance and safety of vaccines on its website. READ MORE