Quoting Commander Shepard:" I have no opinion or fact based on this argument. I only have the information I receive from doctors ... [snip!] ... my second baby in a couple of months. I was induced with DD and there were things that happened that I still don't understand. "
I think it's a mixture.
Some is convince. Some is mothers being impatient. Some is the entire system we have set up where Dr's are expected to have all the right answers, and the sue happy culture we live in. OB's have huge malpractice insurance because people sue over anything. This means Dr's are more likely to do a csection, because if they DO and something goes wrong, then they erred on the side of caution. If they wait and see, and something goes wrong, the mother sues them for making the wrong call.
I think most low risk women would do better with a midwife model of care and far less hands on approach. However, in exchange for this, women need to realize that there are risks to pregnancy, and there isn't always a way to take these risks away, and it often no ones fault.