Woman jailed for refusing to vaccinate son would 'do it all over again'

Rebecca Bredow, sentenced to jail refusing a court order to vaccinate her son in a custody dispute, told ABC News, "it was worth it for me to try and take the risk."
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Transcript for Woman jailed for refusing to vaccinate son would 'do it all over again'
We're back with our exclusive with the mother who spent time behind bars for refusing to vaccinate her son. She lost primary custody and she sat down with erielle reshef to talk about it and, erielle, she said she'd make that same decision again. She said she's making that same decision again. This morning Rebecca Bredow is out ofjail. Even after five nights behind bars and losing primary custody of her son she tells me she's not changing her stance. It was one mother's controversial decision that made headlines all over the country. I don't know how long she's willing to put me in there for, you know, it could be a week, it could be 30 days. Reporter: Last month Rebecca Bredow ordered by a court to get her 9 NFL son vaks anywayed or go to jail. You've stated over the past several days publicly that you will not follow this court order. Reporter: Bredow chose jail. This morning she's speaking out for the first time since her release. You're a mom of two and spent five days in jail. What was it like? To have to sit in a cell for 22 hours a day for the first few days and with nothing to do but sit with your thoughts. Reporter: Bredow claimed the vaccination controversy arose during a dispute with her husband who agreed to a spaced out schedule and changed his mind. He wanted a regular schedule for his son. I was trying to protect my kids and stand up for what I believed in and it was worth it to me because, you know, to try to take the risk of -- because I was trying to stop the vaks nations from happening. There has been an overwhelming amount of support I've received from the community, from everybody. We've heard from many parents though that say by not vaccinating your child you're putting other children at Rick. How do you answer that? That's their belief. That's how they choose to believe. For me I've done my research. Reporter: While the state of Michigan does allow parents to opt their children out of certain vaccines for nonmedical reasons, the American academy of pediatrics says vaccines have been a part of the fabri of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time. Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives. But despite her five-day stint in prison nothing will change that mother's mind. Whether you are pro-vaccine or against vaccine, you know, this is about the fact my rights as a mother were taken away as well. Reporter: Bredow tells me she's devastated she won't have primary custody of her son something she thought never would happen and will appeal that decision. You referred to the second child. Right. So will she vaccinate the little girl. A lot wondering will this happen all over again. This is the second child with her second husband and in that case both parents have agreed not to vaccinate her. She's never been vaccinated they say she never will be. George asked a really good question during the piece. I thought at first she just was going to space them out. Initially she and her ex decided to space them out. Now she decided she doesn't want to vaccinate at all because she heard about grouping and thought it might be dangerous so that's what they've decided, not to vaccinate. She said when you think about the other -- it's not just your child, there are other children involved that these kids are around. Certainly doctors that we've spoken to say that their recommendation she's children get vaccinated because they need to be protected and they also need to protect children around them. The science on this is clear. Thanks very much.

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