Yeah, cause major abdominal surgery's the easy option...!!
Doctors certainly enjoy being able to schedule it. I think about 30% of babies are surgically removed instead of being born in the U.S.
Firstly, it doesn't matter whether the baby exits via the sunroof, or via the fun chute(!!) they're still born
Secondly, looking at the amount of extra staff needed for a caesarian, (not counting the use of an operating theatre for a couple of hours) rather than a natural birth, where, in the UK at least, no doctors are usually even involved, unless there's some issues, or the woman wants certain types of pain relief I doubt very much that it's a matter of "scheduling".
C-sections are, for the most part, safer. Surgeons can control many of the factors of childbirth, instead of just hoping everything turns out okay.
If by "for the most part, safer" you mean "can lead to an up to 3 times higher mortality rate" then, yeah. "For the most part, safer".
As I've already said, c-sections aren't to be taken lightly, it's major abdominal surgery, and that carries risks/longer recovery time etc etc... but in some situations, maybe where the mother is absolutely knackered, and/or the baby's heartrate indicates problems, having the option to perform a caesarian has saved countless lives, both mothers' and babies'.
Hell, I wouldn't be here if I hadn't been born by section, neither would my mother.