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Mom is Jailed for Refusing to Vaccinate Son with Vaccine Containing Aborted Baby Cells

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Oct 30
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A mom in Michigan recently spent several days in jail after she refused to allow her son to receive a vaccine which used cells from aborted babies.

According to, Detroit resident Rebecca Bredow initially agreed to allow her son to receive the vaccine, but later refused. Bredow’s ex-husband wanted the boy to receive the vaccine.

Bredow was sentenced to seven days in jail for failing to allow the boy’s father to have a say in their son’s health, according to a judge.

Despite the jail time, Bredow says she doesn’t regret her position. “I was trying to protect my kids,” she said. “I was trying to stand up for what I believed in, and it was worth it for me to try and take the risk, because I was trying to stop the vaccinations from happening.”

Bredow is also supported by Right to Life of Michigan, which issued a statement saying that parents should be able to follow their conscience in choosing not to vaccinate their children.

“There is absolutely no question that a significant number of common vaccines are directly cultured using cells from aborted unborn children,” said Legislative Director for Right to Life Michigan Ed Rivet. “That is how the vaccines are produced. We have long supported the right of parents to refrain from using them or to request alternative versions cultured in untainted cell lines.”

Debi Vinnedge, the director of pro-life group Children of God for Life, wrote in 2015 that it is not necessary for the medical field to use cells from aborted babies for vaccines. “The fact of the matter is that aborted fetal tissue is absolutely unnecessary for vaccine production or any medical research. There are numerous FDA approved moral cell lines and if human cells are desired, they can be obtained from a plethora of non-objectionable sources including umbilical cord, cord blood and other adult stem cells,” wrote Vinnedge.


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Publication date: October 30, 2017