Apr 27, 2016
The second season premiere of På bortebane, a Norwegian television show that sends Norway's politicians abroad to have their views challenged, took on the issue of surrogacy.
Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, who opposes surrogacy, traveled to the United States, to meet with a number of pro-surrogacy advocates. To gain insight into the legal aspects of surrogacy, Minister Isaksen interviewed Circle's President and Founder, John Weltman. John made it clear that a child who comes into the world through surrogacy is the responsibility of the intended parents, from the time the contract is signed. Isaksen also spoke with John and his husband's son, Zachary, who was born through surrogacy.
By the end of the episode, Isaksen acknowleged that his views on the issue of surrogacy had changed and that the issue was more nuanced than he had realized.