A MI judge has reduced the child custody rights of a woman who was jailed for not following through on a court order to vaccinate her nine-year-old son.
The court order stems from an earlier custody hearing where the boy's father said he wanted the vaccinations for the child.
A judge on Wednesday took away Bredow's primary custody.
A Friend of the Court referee, after reviewing the custody battle case, recommended that both parents, Bredow and Horne, get joint custody of their son.
Bredow said she takes "full responsibility" for not following court orders, saying that vaccinations go against her religious beliefs and that she should have made her objections to them sooner.
Judge Karen McDonald interrupted her plea in court saying that Bredow wasn't telling the entire truth.
But after months of failing to the comply with the court's ruling, Judge McDonald held Bredow in contempt and jailed her for five days.
'I'm a passionate mother who cares deeply about my children, their health, and their well-being, ' she said.
The judge went on to list a series of things Bredow did without the dad's consent, saying "it's clear to me that you don't care about orders".
'If my child was forced to be vaccinated, I couldn't bring myself to do it'.
Bredow claims that she and her ex-husband initially chose to complete the shots over a period of time, but that she later chose to go against that decision without talking to him.
MI is one of 17 states that allows for medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions from vaccines.
However, Bredow told WXYZ she was permitted to delay her son's shots for personal, medical or religious reasons. She immediately appealed that decision and the court found her appeal without merit.
After Bredow said that she and her ex-husband agreed until recently on not vaccinating their child, the judge said that Bredow acknowledged in her own pleadings that he was up-to-date on his vaccinations when he was a year old. Bredow was released on Monday.