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". [footnote]http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1980192/cdc_says_cesarean_triples_neonatal.html?cat=25[/footnote]
Find a study that discounts c-sections done for actual medical reasons (Besides elective), and I'll believe it.
I also have trouble believing most of the things the CDC says, as they tend to enjoy fear mongering, and I've talked to some people at USAMRIID (Fort Detrick) who have had dealings with the CDC.
...They don't like each other.
EDIT: Lets drop this here, and pick it up somewhere else if you wish. TO be honest, I don't care much, and I'm willing to admit your right if it saves me the research. My back hurts