Transcript for Woman who refused to vaccinate her son sentenced to 7 days in jail
Move on now to our "Gma" cover story, the mom who refused to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, well, she is now getting time behind bars and ABC's erielle reshef is here with more on that courtroom battle sparking a national debate. Good morning, erielle. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. Bredow said she was right here on "Gma." She was ready to face jail time. This morning she's waking up an inmate. In court she doubled down on her controversial decision not to vaccinate her son. The judge responding with some pointed words and a seven-day sentence. This mom of two hauled off in handcuffs. This morning she's in a Detroit jail for deliberately defying a court order to vaccinate her son. I'm a passionate mother who cares deeply about my children. Reporter: Rebecca Bredow making her case in court. If my child is going to be forced to vaccinate I couldn't bring myself to do it. It goes against my beliefs, your honor. Reporter: Her ex-husband didn't agree. Michigan law requires both parents to consent in order to opt out of vaccinations for kids. Okay, ma'am, I'm going to stop you. Because the truth matters to me. I understand you love your children. But what I don't think you understand is that your son has two parents, and dad gets a say. Reporter: The judge not holding back. You've repeatedly stated over the past several days publicly you will not follow this court order. Reporter: Just last week Bredow fiercely defended her decision on "Gma." It wasn't until they started grouping vaccines that I chose to no longer vaccinate. I would rather go to jail for standing up for what I believe in than vaccinating my child. Reporter: Doctors say grouping vaccines is a common medical practice and carries less risk than avoiding them entirely. So a lot of times one vaccine can combined with another. If it seems like the combination is more effective than giving them individually. Reporter: The American academy of pediatrics emphasizes vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives. So vaccines were made to protect your child against illnesses. The recommended schedule that is, you know, the vaccine manufacturer recommends and the CDC recommends is designed in a way to actually get optimal results. Reporter: Now, braedow's ex-husband has temporary custody while she serves behind bars. The child must be brought up to date on his vaccinations as quickly as possible and Bredow is expected in court sometime next week. All right, erielle, thanks so much. We appreciate it.
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