It Begins: Detroit Mother Sentenced to Jail for Not Vaccinating Her Son

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It Begins: Detroit Mother Sentenced to Jail for Not Vaccinating Her Son

Renegade Tribune

October 5, 2017October 6, 2017 renegade 5 Comments

By Matt Agorist

Detroit, MI — In a seemingly unprecedented violation of rights, a case out of Detroit, Michigan should worry even the most stringent pro-vaccine advocates. A mother has been sentenced to jail for failing to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated.

While the Free Thought Project has reported on instances of children being denied public services, like school, for not vaccinating their children, the idea that someone is now being thrown in jail for choosing to abstain from vaccination is chilling.

"I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don't believe in," said Rebecca Bredow last week when given the ultimatum—vaccinate your son or go to jail.

On Wednesday, she stood by those words
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